St John's girls come up short against St. Michael, stave off Green Devil rally in games last week

Tommy Comeaux
St. John's Elise Wille (in gray) slides safely into second during a 5-2 loss to St. Michael last week.

The St. John Lady Eagles played tough last Tuesday, but couldn’t catch up with St. Michael’s Lady Warriors last Tuesday and gave up a 5-2 loss, moving St. John’s record to 17-8. 

Called the Senior Game because it was the last home game for three teammates who’ll graduate this year. 

St. Michael’s girls jumped on top early with a run in the first inning, then stretched their lead in the third with two more scores, lighting up the scoreboard at 3-0.

Coming from behind, it didn’t take the Lady Eagles long to close the gap in the score, putting two runs in the books at the bottom of the third, moving the score to 3-2.

The loss was assigned to Samantha Landry. In seven innings from the hill, she allowed five runs, six hits, struck out three and pitched a single walk.

Lady Eagles Alyssa Callagen, Landry, Kelsey LeBlanc and Alise Wille led the St. John at the plate, each one tallying a hit in the game.

In last Tuesday’s game, the Lady Eagles jumpstarted the high-scoring 15-13 win with a eight-run lead after just two innings, 8-0. An explosive first inning put St. John up 7-0 and the girls put another run on the board in the second.

The Lady Devils, limping into the season’s last few games with an 8-16 loss, weren’t giving up despite the seemingly overwhelming lopsided score, though. 

Plaquemine High’s girls lit up the top of the third to tie the score at 8-8. Six runs in the bottom of the sixth, though, put the Lady Eagles back on top, 14-8.

Both teams scored a run in the eighth, but after the Lady Devils didn’t score in their half of the ninth, the game came to a close. 

Kynlee LeBlanc led the offensive fireworks with four RBIs scattered over the first three innings. She was one-for-three at the plate. 

Abby Blanchard, Mckayla Ferguson, Macey George, Jessi Marshall and Kaylee Snell were the driving forces behind the Lady Tigers’ rally. 

Kynlee LeBlanc led the Lady Eagles at the plate with four RBIs, but it was Elise Jackson who first drove in runs, two with a double in the first. 

Landry was credited with the win on the mound, giving up five runs on nine hits, striking out four and without any walks. 

Grayson Schnebelen started as the St. John pitcher and gave up seven hits and eight runs in the first two innings. 

Blanchard was charged with the loss for the Lady Tigers, giving up nine hits and 12 runs in under three innings.