Lady Rebs top Comets
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 28, 2012
By RYAN ARENA
LAPLACE — Riverside went 3-0 and St. Charles went 2-1 at the Comet Classic softball tournament over the weekend, with the Rebels overcoming the Comets in the tourney’s marquee game Friday, 8-2.
A seven-run fourth inning spelled victory for the Rebels, who were led by a 4-for-4, two RBI day from Katie Bailey. The deciding inning was highlighted by a run of five hits in a row for the Rebels.
Toni Hebert, Destin Vicknair, Erica Delaneuville and Kelsi Roussel each collected two hits, a double, and an RBI.
Vicknair earned the win, striking out five and allowing three hits in a complete game effort. Riverside improved to 4-0.
“We hit the ball extremely well,” said Riverside coach Kristy Hebert. “(St. Charles’ Chelsea Loupe) is a good pitcher but we were able to get people on base. For the first few innings we didn’t execute, we left a lot of runners on. But in the fourth we were able to come up with the hits we needed to.”
St. Charles coach Ty Monica said that his team must mature as the season goes along.
“We’ve got a lot to improve on,” he said. “We’ve got to be able to handle these kinds of situations in big games. We’ve got a big one next time out (against Hannan), so I hope to see us rise to the occasion.”
The Comets won their other tournament games to improve to 4-1 on the season. SCC topped Grace King, 16-0 and Thomas Jefferson, 15-0. Each game ended by the 15-run rule in three innings.
The Grace King game saw SCC collect five hits and numerous walks en route to the victory. Brittany Lambert earned the win for SCC.
Against Thomas Jefferson, Kati Duhe led the way by going 3-for-3 with three RBIS. Emily Triche, Raven Becnel, Chelsea Loupe and Karli Terrio each collected two hits and a pair of RBIs. Kacie Braid went 2-for-2. Loupe earned the win on the mound.
Riverside had similar success in its outings against those teams, downing Grace King 15-0 and toppling Thomas Jefferson, 13-0.
Against Thomas Jefferson, Taylor Terrio was 5-for-5 with a triple. Toni Hebert was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Bailey was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Roussel went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Vicknair pitched the complete game and was one walk away from a perfect game. She struck out 13 batters.
Against Grace King, Toni Hebert went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs. Delaneuville went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Karli Trosclair was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Kaitlyn Roussel went 2-for-2.
ST. CHARLES 12, COVINGTON 1 — SCC opened its season last Tuesday with a dominating win over a team that typically plays the Comets tough.
Emily Triche went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for SCC. Chelsea Loupe went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Kacie Braud was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Kati Duhe went 2-for-5 with an RBI.
Loupe earned the win, striking out six and allowing three hits. She walked no batters.
“This game is typically 2-1, 3-2, 4-3 … that team always finishes first or second in a good district,” said Monica. “It was a good way to start the year for sure.”
On Thursday, SCC improved to 2-0 by defeating South Plaquemines 15-0 in three innings.
Heather Orillion was 2-for-3 with five RBIs, including a grand slam.