Lutcher wraps up District 6-4A title over Lady Devils

Lutcher's Maci Schexnayder steals second base ahead of the tag of Plaquemine Kristyn Fairchild in the second inning of the Lady Bulldogs' 4-2 District 6-4A victory on Thursday afternoon. 
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PLAQUEMINE - Plaquemine Senior High School jumped out to an early two-run lead in the first inning but couldn’t manufacture any more runs in a 4-2 District 6-4A loss to Lutcher on Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Devils (15-9, 4-2), under coach Mary Gaye David, wrapped up the regular season hosting Runnels Wednesday. Lutcher claimed the league title following a 6-5 victory over Plaquemine April 1.

“The heart of our lineup didn’t hit today and that is who we lean on,” David said. “We ended up with six errors. You can’t do that against any team – much less a team like Lutcher. They are going to take advantage of it and they did.

Avarie Louque earned the win in the circle allowing just four hits while striking out five over seven innings.

Chelsie Kiner produced two hits for the Lady Bulldogs, while Madison Amato scored two runs on one hit and Wryn Williamson had two RBIs on one hit.

Mallory Perrault took the loss for Plaquemine allowing seven hits while striking out five over seven innings. Perrault and Amber Granger each scored one run on one hit.

Perrault led off the bottom of the first with a single and stole second before scoring on Granger’s single. Three straight errors plated another run to put Plaquemine ahead 2-0.

Lutcher answered in the fourth after Amato lined to left and scored on a groundout. The Lady Bulldogs added a run in the fifth. Tiffanie Poche drew a leadoff walk and courtesy runner Maegan Michel scored on Courtney St. Pierre’s grounder to knot it up 2-2.

Williamson lined through the infield to drive in the go ahead runs in the seventh inning after Kinler dropped a leadoff infield hit and Amato drew a two-out walk.

Emily Brodnax lined through the center of the infield with two outs in the bottom half but pinch running Brianna Albert was left stranded.

Plaquemine was No. 9 in the latest unofficial Class 4A power ratings released by the LHSAA on Wednesday.