Lady Rebels move to 4-1

Published 1:23 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BRUSLY — Through a tough five-game slate, Riverside appears ready to tackle the high expectations its senior-laden softball club boasts for itself this season.
The Rebels moved to 4-1 over the weekend, winning two out of three games at the Brusly tournament. Riverside topped host Brusly, 11-5, and Airline, 13-3, while falling in eight innings to Teurlings Catholic, 3-1.
“Playing the competition we played, I feel pretty good about going 2-1,” said Riverside coach Kristy Hebert. “I was a little upset with the Teurlings loss because we had opportunities to win and we just didn’t convert. But the way our bats are going right now, this early, I’m pleased.
Riverside broke open the Airline game by scoring seven second inning runs, highlighted by Erica Delaneuville’s grand slam.
Katie Bailey also collected three RBIs. Taylor Terrio went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, including a double. Hailey Tassin and Megan Stein each had two hits and an RBI.
Destin Vicknair earned the win, going three innings and allowing three hits. Toni Hebert allowed one hit over two innings.
Against Brusly, Terrio, Bailey, Delaneuville and Hebert each notched two hits. Vicknair had a home run and two RBIs. Terrio also notched two RBIs. Hebert, Carleigh Trosclair and Rayne Weber each knocked in a run.
Vicknair went the complete game to earn the win. She allowed 11 hits and walked three while striking out five.
Teurlings Catholic scored two runs in the eighth inning to secure the victory over Riverside.
The Rebels scored their lone run on a Bailey sacrifice fly that scored Caitlin Roussel (running for Vicknair).
Vicknair went eight innings and struck out eight, allowing three hits while walking three.
Summer Ellyson earned the win for Teurlings, allowing three hits over eight.
Riverside has already hit four home runs this season over its five games — Vicknair, Bailey, Tassin and Delaneuville have each registered one.
“We’ve got a lot of power throughout our lineup,” said Kristy Hebert. “People come in looking to walk Destin, but they’ve got to pick and choose their spots carefully with everyone that comes after her. We’re hitting it pretty well.”