St. Charles shuts out Riverside, 3-0, in district

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 25, 2010



RESERVE – Two days after dominating John Curtis in a 15-0 win, St. Charles anchored itself alone atop the District 9-2A standings by defeating rival Riverside, 3-0, in Reserve.

SCC pitcher Courtney Western (8-1) cruised for most of the day, hurling a two-hit shutout. Western struck out six and walked three. She allowed no hits until the sixth inning.

The Comets (13-3, 3-0) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Western’s two-run single. Megan Louque extended that lead to 3-0 in the fifth when she slugged a solo home run.

Riverside’s Destin Vicknair (8-5) pitched the complete game, allowing seven hits and striking out eight. Vicknair also doubled in the game.

Western finished as the Comets’ leading hitter, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk.

“It was a well-played game,” said Riverside coach Kristy Hebert. “We had a couple of errors, one helped lead to a couple of runs. That hurt, but overall it was just a good competitive game.”

The loss moved Riverside to 9-6, 1-1 in district.

LUTCHER TOURNAMENT: The Comets and Rebels each took part in the Lutcher softball tournament over the weekend, and each won two of its three games.

St. Charles defeated Berwick, 14-4, and Redemptorist, 16-0. Louque nailed down the win on the mound in the first game, while Western took the win in the second. The Comets lone loss came at the hands of Vandebilt Catholic, 7-1.

Individual Comet stats at the tournament were not available at press time.

Riverside (11-7, 1-1), meanwhile, took a pair of 10-run rule wins by defeating Redemptorist and Berwick each by 11-1 scores.

Vicknair earned a win in each game, going eight total innings, striking out nine and allowing three hits.

Against Redemptorist, Taylor Terrio and Kristy Milioto had big days at the plate, each going 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

Against Berwick, the Rebels dominated at the plate — seven Rebels collected two hits or more. Shea LaFountain was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Kori Bourgeois went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and two doubles. Kelsi Roussel was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs, and Katie Bailey was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.

Riverside had a chance to go 3-for-3 with a win in its last game of the weekend, but a late Teurlings Catholic rally resulted in a 7-6 loss for the Rebels.

The Rebels led 6-3 at one point, but allowed four late runs, including two in the final inning.

Vicknair (10-6) struck out five and allowed eight hits for Riverside.

She was 3-for-4 at the plate. Roussel was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a triple. LaFountain and Terrio each went 2-for-4.

“Defensively, we played very well in the first two games. We only committed one error,” said Hebert.

“At the end of the Teurlings Catholic game, we committed two in that final inning and gave up the lead and the game.

“We fell apart and it cost us. But we swung the bats real well … on the whole, it was a pretty good weekend for us.”