Riverside runs the table in 12-2A

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 11, 2005


Sports Editor

RESERVE-It does not matter how weak your district may be, anytime you can run the table and not lose a district game, it is a great accomplishment.

So what is four consecutive years of that feat mean?

Simply dominate.

Mickey Roussel’s Riverside Lady Rebels captured their fourth consecutive district championship on Thursday afternoon with a 18-0 whitewashing of West St. John on the road.

The game was called after only three innings due to the 15-run mercy rule.

The win put the Lady Rebels at 18-18 on the season and they finish a perfect 10-0 in district 12-2A.

Concluding their season yesterday night against yet another powerhouse in Teurlings Catholic, the Lady Rebels now have a week off before they begin the 2A playoffs with a home game in the first round.

With seven Lady Rebels getting two hits, Marci Millet and Lori Bourgeois led the hitting barrage. Both Millet and Bourgeois went 2-3 and each drove in four runs in the 18-run effort.

Picking up the rare complete-game three inning victory, Nicole Poirrer allowed only one hit and struck out four of the nine batters she faced in the game.

Roussel said he is excited about the way his team is playing heading into the time when it matters the most, the state playoffs.

“Everything is really coming together for us when it matters the most,” Roussel said. “Our three seniors have not lost a district game in four years. I think it has been nearly eight years since we have even lost a district game.

“I told the girls that they have a chance to go 10-0 and the seniors have a chance to go out without ever losing a district game. We can’t control what district we are in. We just go out there and play whoever we have to.”