SOFTBALL

No. 8 Ursuline drops ninth-seed Lady Devils in regionals

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
Plaquemine's Kameryn Fairchild runs through first base against Lutcher earlier in the season. The Lady Green Devils fell to Ursuline 6-0 in the regional playoffs Friday.
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

NEW ORLEANS - Plaquemine Senior High School was held to a single hit in a 6-0 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A regional playoff loss to Ursuline Academy on Friday afternoon at Pat Taylor Field.

The No. 9 seed Lady Green Devils (17-10), under coach Mary Gaye David, advanced to the regionals for the first time since 2010 and were Distrit 6-4A runners-up.

Eighth-seeded Ursuline (21-9) moves on to the LHSAA State Softball Fastpitch Top 56 tournament against West Ouachita at 4 p.m. on Friday at Frasch Park in Sulphur.

“Give all the credit to Ursuline,” David said. “They did what they had to do to win the game and we didn’t.

“You can’t beat anybody when you don’t score a run. We got up there and chased pitches outside the strike zone. We were not disciplined in the box. We just didn’t do anything we needed to do to win.”

Meta Hight earned the win in the circle for the Lady Lions striking out 14 while allowing just one hit over seven innings. Hight also was 1-for-3 at the plate with one run.

Emily Cotton also was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while cleanup hitter Christie Cutrer drove in three runs in the fifth and leadoff hitter Jenna Jurisich scored in the first, fifth and sixth innings.

Mallory Perrault took the loss for Plaquemine allowing nine hits over seven innings, while striking out two. Perrault also had the Lady Devils’ lone hit in the fourth inning but was eventually caught stealing.

Cotten’s first single scored Jurisich and Bailey Roe in the first inning. Roe’s double scored the game’s final run in the sixth.

Cutrer’s delivered a bases-loaded hit to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning to score Maddie Avery, Jurisich and Emma Remetich.

Hight struck out the side in the third, fifth and sixth innings.

“She seemed incredibly confident and relaxed,” Ursuline coach Steve Dickey said. “That is a good thing for her. When she is confident and relaxed, she throws the ball very well.”

Plaquemine started four juniors and four freshmen. Juniors are Perrault, Mia Johnson, Kameryn Fairchild and Kristyn Fairchild and freshmen include Amber Granger, Hope Spencer and Madison Hebert and Brianna Albert.