Rebels advance to semifinals in Sulphur
Published 2:15 pm Saturday, May 3, 2014
By RYAN ARENA
SULPHUR – Riverside led early, but top-seeded Oak Grove rallied to bring the Rebels’ season to an end in the Class 2A state semifinals Saturday at the Fast Pitch 56 state softball tournament, taking a 10-5 win.
Erica Delaneuville’s first-inning home run gave RA a 1-0 lead and the Rebels stretched that advantage to 3-0 by the end of the third frame. But Oak Grove scored seven runs over the fourth and fifth innings, highlighted by Abby Cook’s three-run double in the bottom of the fourth.
Oak Grove (26-4) advanced to the Class 2A championship game with the win.
Delaneuville finished the day by going 3 for 5. Rayne Weber went 2 for 3 with two doubles.
Riverside logged 12 hits in the game, but stranded 11 runners on base.
Jessica Travis earned the win for Oak Grove, going the complete game. Toni Hebert took the loss on the mound for Riverside. Hebert started and shared pitching duties with reliever Cheyenne Triche.
RIVERSIDE 5, DEQUINCY 1 – Riverside has advanced to the Class 2A semifinal Saturday after recording a 5-1 victory over DeQuincy in the state quarterfinals.
Toni Hebert allowed five hits and one run en route to the win on the mound.
Riverside’s Madison Watson landed the biggest punch, drilling a home run over the left field wall to make it 3-0 in the second inning. Watson is the sixth Rebels player to homer this season.
Peyton Sutton was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the Rebels’ first run. Erica Delaneuville and Hebert each logged RBI singles to round out the Rebels’ scoring.
Riverside will face top-seeded Oak Grove Saturday at 11 a.m. Oak Grove defeated Many, 7-4, to advance.