Lady Eagles add two to win column

Andrew Green
Alise Wille

St. John Lady Eagles earned two victories last week just off the heels of the St. Amant tournament over neighboring Plaquemine High and district rival Ascension Christian.

The Lady Eagles hosted the Lady Devils last Monday and pulled away with a 14-3 victory.  St. John put up three runs in the bottom of the first after trailing 0-1, then followed with two scores in both the second and third innings, three in the fourth and four in the fifth.

SJHS held PHS to just two more runs in the top of the fourth. Alise Wille racked up four hits and Samantha Landry and Madison young each totaled three.

Landry led with four RBIs, Wille with three and Grayson Schnebelen with two.  Landry pitched all five innings in the win and threw 17 first pitch strikes and totaled six strikeouts.

SJHS followed the win up with their first district game of the season at home against rival Ascension Christian.  St. John squeaked out the 4-3 win in the bottom of the seventh inning with three straight runs.

SJHS trailed 3-1 heading into the fifth inning, but blanked the Lady Lions in the final three innings while closing out the win with three runs of their own.

Wille and Kaylee Sadden each racked up a pair of hits in the victory, Wille scored two RBIs.  Monica Rivet and Grace Acosta split pitching duties in the win.  Rivet threw two strikeouts and Acosta threw one.

The Lady Eagles were 1-0 in district play before continuing their district journey against rival Ascension Catholic at home last Thursday.  The Lady Eagles lost a narrow 4-5 game after nearly tying the score at the bottom of the seventh.

ACHS led SJHS 1-0 entering the seventh inning.  ACHS then put up four runs in the top of the seventh.  St. John Lady Eagles were hoping for a miraculous comeback, but came up one run short in the end.

Kelsey LeBlanc and Alise Wille each totaled a pair of hits, and Acosta led with two RBIs.

Monica Rivet put forth a valiant effort on the mound in the loss with 18 first pitch strikes and four strikeouts.

The Lady Eagles are 1-1 in district play and will travel to take on parish rival White Castle and host Brusly this week.