Morris’ 2 slams pace Lady Rams

Published 11:45 pm Friday, April 5, 2013



EDGARD – West St. John’s Harley Morris swings a big bat. On Thursday, that fact became quite clear.

 Morris socked two grand slams and collected nine RBIs as she and the Lady Rams rolled past East Iberville, 20-0, in a District 9-1A game.

The game ended after three innings by the 15-run rule.

The Rams’ catcher hit one of her slams over the fence and collected the other on an inside-the-park home-run. She finished 3 for 3 on the game.

“She’s definitely been a shot in the arm for us since getting into the lineup,” said West St. John coach Brandon Dumas, alluding to the fact that Morris missed an early part of the season while competing on the Ram basketball team’s deep run. “She’s always been one of our most powerful hitters. She struggled a little for awhile, but this season whenever she makes contact, she’s hit it hard. It’s great to see her excel.”

Only three Rams have ever hit home runs out of the Rams’ home park. Morris has two of those.

“We all signed the ball and gave it to her,” said Dumas. “She hit one out two years ago and did it again. Nobody’s ever done it here.”

Elexi Bailey went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and two stolen bases. Kaionne Sorapuru went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and a steal.

The Rams finished the game with 12 hits.

Sydnei Young tossed three no-hit innings and recorded a shutout. She struck out five and walked one.

The Rams committed no errors in the game.

ST. JOHN-PLAQUE-MINE 15, WEST ST. JOHN 0 – West St. John fell to District 9-1A leader St. John-Plaquemine Tuesday in three innings by the 15-run rule.

Danae Lumar notched the Rams’ lone hit on the game.

The Eagles scored four runs in the first inning, then five in the second inning before wrapping things up with six runs in the third inning to clinch the victory.