Comminie excels at plate, on mound as Rams earn win over St. James in opener

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Sports Editor

As West St. John and St. James entered the second inning tied at four last Tuesday, it appeared that both offenses were ready set the scoreboard ablaze.

But the while the Rams’ Destani Comminie certainly brought her bat for such an occasion, her arm had different ideas.

Comminie’s two-run double in the second inning put West St. John ahead for good, and on the mound she held St. James without a run for the remainder of the game as host West St. John cruised in its season opener, 15-4 by the 10-run rule in six innings.

“I felt like we started a little uptight, being the first game of the year,” said West St. John Coach Brandon Dumas. “Once we got the jitters out and got comfortable, we started playing as we were capable, and that’s Rams softball.”

Comminie (1-0) notched the win in a complete game performance, allowing only three hits over six innings.

“She was trying to find her comfort zone out there early,” said Dumas. “She got better and better as the game went on.”

She also led the Rams (1-0) at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

West St. John scored four runs in the second inning to take an 8-4 lead. It would score two in the third, one in the fifth and four more in the sixth to secure the 10-run rule win.

St. James (0-1) committed five errors and gave up 10 Ram hits.

Chasity Everson had two hits and three RBIs for WSJ.

“I think that’s a strong point of ours,” said Dumas of the Rams’ ability at the plate.

West St. John did not commit an error on the day.

Dumas said that the win could be the first of many for his talented group.

“I think that with the talent we have overall, I certainly see this season playing out as a good one if we play to our potential,” Dumas said. “I have a great group of girls here. They’re hard workers who truly want to win.”