St. Charles Catholic goes 2-2 over the weekend

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 6, 2005


Sports Editor

LAPLACE-The bats went cold for St. Charles Catholic this past weekend as the Lady Comets only scored five runs in four games, splitting four games.

St. Charles was defeated by Catholic of New Iberia, 2-1 and Hannan, 5-0. The two wins for the Lady Comets came against Buckeye, 3-2 and Quachita Christian, 1-0.

The 2-2 performance over the weekend puts St. Charles Catholic 10-13 overall as they prepare to begin the second half of district 10-3A.

The hitting stars were few and far between for the Lady Comets. Bridget Millet had three hits and drove in a run, Amanda Savoie had a pair of hits and Mary Clement had a hit a drove in a pair of runs.

Clement did her damage in the circle for St. Charles. Pitching all four games, she gave up nine runs in 19 innings of work on 15 hits, striking out 15 and walking only three.

“It was not until the last inning of the last game that we started hitting the ball,” St. Charles Catholic Head Coach David Lowry said. “Overall we just did not hit the ball well. I think we left 16 runners in scoring position and you cannot do that if you are going to be successful.

“We could have had a better outcome if we hit the ball, but we didn’t. We just have to regroup and fix our mistakes in practice. It is an old Skip Bertman thing; we just have to work on trying to get the timely hits. We can get the runners on, but just cannot get the hits to drive them in.”

Despite the poor performance, Lowry said his team still has a legitimate chance to make a run deep into the playoffs.

“The season is not over by a long shot,” Lowry said. “It was just the fact that we had an opportunity to score and we just could not come up with the timely hit. I would much rather have that happen this past weekend than in the playoffs. We just have to get hot now.”