SCC burns Episcopal, 15-4

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 24, 2006

Alicia Zeringue goes perfect at the plate with homer, six RBIs


Sports Editor

LAPLACE – The Lady Comets got offensive Tuesday in their bi-district playoff game against Episcopal, with 13 hits from the box and scoring in every inning before adding three in the bottom of the fifth to end it by the 10-run rule. But it wasn’t as easy as it may sound.

The Episcopal squad, which entered the game with an 18-7 record were the district runners-up in 8-2A. With senior Mary Clement on the mound for SCC, the Lady Comets got on the board first in the bottom of the first before Episcopal’s bats warmed up in the top of the second. There, the Lady Spartans managed to get a handful of base-runners into scoring range and scored three of them to take a 3-1 lead over St. Charles. But the Lady Comets were just getting started.

In the bottom of the second, SCC tied it back up with a pair of runs. Clement managed the game well from the mound in the top of the third giving up no runs despite allowing several base-runners, giving St. Charles the opportunity to take advantage of Episcopal’s pitcher who was struggling to find many strikeouts or pop-ups. The Lady Comets also were aided by the Lady Spartans five errors throughout the game, including one that allowed an in-field homerun by SCC’s Alicia Zeringue. Zeringue would later get an official homerun over the outfield wall in the final inning of the game. She went 4-for-4 in all and recorded 6 RBIs and was only a double away from hitting the cycle.

Zeringue was joined in going perfect from the plate for St. Charles with Lauren Coniglio and Bridgette Boe, who also got five RBIs between the two of them. Coniglio, who also homered in the game, reached base on her final at-bat after being hit in the arm by a pitch.

Episcopal did make a push in the top of the fifth with a run scored in their favor to try to avoid the mercy rule loss, but the Lady Comets ended that hope with three in the bottom of the fifth to take the 15-4 win.

SCC advanced to the regionals round with the victory, which pit them in an away game up against district 9-2A champions, the St. Thomas Aquinas Lady Spartans The Lady Comets went to 14-15 for the season while St. Thomas Aquinas’ team took a 15-0 win over wildcard St. Helena earlier this week. The winner of this match-up would advance to see the winner of the Sterlington, Fisher match-up.