Lady Comets bounce back

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, April 1, 2014


LAPLACE — St. Charles Catholic got back on the winning track last week with a quartet of victories including wins over McMain and De La Salle in District 11-3A action, 15-0, and 12-2 respectively. 

SCC also bested St. James 16-0 and Doyle 13-1 in non-district play.

The four-game win streak was a much needed lift for a Comets team that had lost five of six games during a difficult stretch of its schedule, including a 12-2 loss to nationally-ranked John Curtis in SCC’s first district game of the season.

“We went through a very, very tough stretch of softball where we weren’t playing well,” said St. Charles coach Ty Monica. “We’ve been playing some of the better competition on our schedule, so that obviously has something to do with it.’

“We’ve had a chance to heal up over the last couple of days … It’s tough to say that we’re getting back to form or anything like that, but when you go through a stretch like we just did, confidence can become an issue. So anytime you win a game, it builds a little more confidence within your team.”

De La Salle visited SCC (12-5) Thursday and was met with a Comet hitting barrage. Emily Triche led all batters by going 4 for 5. Sara Louque went 3 for 4, Destiny Wesley went 3 for 5 and Morgan Nobile went 2 for 5. 

Taylor Miller earned the win on the mound for the Comets. 

Against host Doyle (6-8) Wednesday, Kaitlyn Boudreaux earned the victory on the mound, going the complete five innings after SCC clinched the win early due to the 10 run rule. She allowed one run on two hits. 

The game was played as a quick pace, wrapping up in one hour and 12 minutes. 

“There weren’t a lot of walks and every time we swung the bat, it was either a hit or an out in play,” said Monica. “I thought that was a nice game for us. Kaitlyn pitched pretty well.”

Against St. James (5-12), Emily Triche went 3 for 3 while Morgan Nobile and Jessica Mire each went 2 for 3. Ashley St. Martin earned the win on the mound.

And McMain (0-6), Brittany Lambert earned the victory. Offensively, SCC took advantage of numerous walks, with no Comet registering more than one base hit. 


COMETS GO 1-2 AT LHS TOURNAMENT — Just before the Comets’ 4-0 week, SCC went 1-2 at the Lutcher tournament, besting Ellender 5-3 but falling to Lutcher and Ursuline, each by 10-6 scores. 

 Jade Brady earned the win on the mound for SCC against Ellender. Triche and Nobile and Kaitlyn Lowry each went 3 for 4. 

Against Lutcher, Danielle Rankin went 3 for 4 to lead SCC. Triche, Sara Louque and Lowry each earned two hits. 

Against Ursuline, Triche led SCC batters with two hits. 




CURTIS FELLS SCC IN DISTRICT OPENER — Two first inning home runs sparked Curtis (8-0, 1-0) to a 12-2 win over SCC on March 20 in the 11-3A opener for both teams. 

Katie Brignac hit one of those home runs, helping her cause on the mound as the Memphis-signee pitcher struck out seven over four innings to earn the win. 

Rachel Brockhaus hit the other home run, as Curtis scored seven runs over the first two innings of play.

“They hit two home runs right off the bat and that set the tone,” said Monica. “I threw a different pitcher every inning to try and keep them off balance. All those (Curtis) girls have been there before and won a state championship. They’re very good.”

Monica said that the use of different pitchers throughout a game will continue.

“We’ve played very few where one has gone the whole way,” said Monica. 

“We’ve struck out less than 30 batters this season, so we can’t ask one girl to go overpower a lineup. We have to do it as a staff.”