PLAQUEMINE – Plaquemine held Lutcher scoreless in a District 6-4A victory on Tuesday afternoon at Lady Green Devil Park to move into first-place in league standings.
The Lady Green Devils (10-7, 3-0), under coach Mary Gaye David, also defeated Livonia 16-3, Jewel Sumner 15-5 and St. Thomas Aquinas 17-1 in a tournament at Brusly this weekend after falling to Parkview Baptist 13-0 on Thursday. Plaquemine travels to Broadmoor Thursday after going to Ascension Christian Monday and Tara Tuesday and host St. Michael the Archangel on Monday.
"It was a total team effort," David said. "We have been talking to the girls about making the routine plays and minimizing errors and they did that today. We have good leadership and got it from different people today.
"Lutcher's program is very solid and they are in the state tournament every year. Our girls have always made that their goal but for that to happen we have to beat good teams. Today, we took one step closer to that goal. This is a team that we have wanted to beat for four years and they finely got it done."
Mallory Perrault earned the win for Plaquemine striking out seven over seven innings while surrendering just four hits and walking one. Perrault was also 1-for-3 at the plate.
"She's still my girl," David said. "She tweaked her ankle this weekend but was feeling good today so we went with her and she shut them down. She did a good job of keeping them off balance and keeping everything on the infield."
Mia Johnson provided all the run support Plaquemine needed with a solo home run. Johnson was 1-for-1 with two runs and one RBI. Tina Michelli (RBI) and Hope Spencer were each 1-for-2.
Brook McClung took the loss for Lutcher. She was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double. Hannah Lamber, Heidi Schexnayder and Jaci Harrison each had one hit.
Johnson's solo home run put Plaquemine ahead 1-0 in the second inning. Lutcher threatened in the fifth with back to back lead off hits but Perrault registered an unassisted out before striking out the next two batters to go unscathed.
Michelli's single drove in Johnson, who drew a leadoff walk, in the bottom half to reflect the final tally.
Amber Smith (double), Karli David and Kaitlyn Delaune were each 1-for-2 against Parkview Baptist.