Parkview slips past Comets in extra innings

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2013



LAPLACE – For the second time this season, a fellow Class 3A power rallied to erase a seventh-inning St. Charles Catholic lead, as Parkview Baptist scored a run in each of the seventh and eighth innings to capture a 3-2 non-district win Saturday at St. Charles.

The Comets (14-4) led 2-1 in the seventh inning before giving up a tying run – a similar scenario to the Comets’ 4-3 loss to Brusly on March 12.

“I’m not too happy with it, to say the least,” said St. Charles coach Ty Monica. “That marks the second time against a Class 3A opponent that we let them tie it up late. We played well enough to win the game, but when it came down to the nitty gritty, we didn’t perform.

“We’ve closed out games against other teams. We know we can do it. But when it comes to these types of opponents, we haven’t shown we can. We’re running out of softball games to do that, because we’ve got seven left.”

SCC had won four straight games entering Saturday’s contest. Parkview Baptist (9-12) has won seven of eight after a slow start.

Chelsea Loupe continued a strong season at the plate, going socking a two-run go-ahead home run in the sixth inning after teammate Karli Terrio reached base.

On the mound, Loupe (13-4) went the distance, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks.  She struck out five.

SCC collected six hits on the game. The two runs the Comets scored were the first runs allowed by the Eagles in the last four games.

SCC 11, MAUREPAS 1 – Host SCC closed out Maurepas by the 10-run rule in five innings Thursday, led by Destiny Wesley’s four hits.

Wesley went a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate and notched four RBIs against Maurepas (9-8), the seventh ranked team in Class C and a state runner-up last season. Loupe went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Terrio went 2 for 3 with and RBI and three runs scored. Cori Millet went 2 for 3 with two runs scored.

“We played pretty well,” said Monica. “We came out and scored a couple of runs early and played well defensively. We took care of the things we needed to.”

SCC snapped a four game Maurepas win streak.

The Comets rematch district foe Brusly Thursday at 4 p.m. at St. Charles. Brusly is currently ranked first in Class 3A power points while the Comets are eighth. SCC is one game back of the Panthers for the District 9-3A lead.