It's safe to say Doyle, Holden and Maurepas enter the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state softball tournament with a bit of unfinished business on their plates.
WATSON -- First impressions being what they are supposed to be and all, it’s safe to say the first few batters for Alexandria on Tuesday left Live Oak feeling wobbly when the teams collided in a Class 5A bi-district game.
GRAY -- Cade Doughty's effort against H.L. Bourgeois was so devoid of drama, even the Denham Springs High School pitcher didn't realize what was unfolding until late in the game.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- It’s been a pretty strange mix of emotions for French Settlement’s Cam Guitreau over the past week.
DESTREHAN -- Lane Thomas, the pitcher, was no secret to Destrehan. Two solid seasons for the Walker varsity assured that he wasn’t going to sneak up on anybody.
VINTON -- Twice Monday Doyle took the lead against Vinton, but errors proved to be the Tigers’ undoing in an 8-7 loss in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.
SPRINGFIELD -- Keith McKigney just would not let his team lose Monday, and that competitive fire propelled Springfield into the second round of the Class 2A state baseball playoffs.
BERWICK -- A young Albany squad kept things close with Berwick for 3½ innings Monday and trailed by only three runs heading into the bottom of the 4th in a Class 3A bi-district playoff game.
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana right-hander Mac Sceroler was named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
ZACHARY -- Abigail O’Donoghue is the three-time reigning Class 5A state champion in the high jump. Even so, the Denham Springs High senior was nervous before competing last week in the District 4-5A meet.
ALBANY -- Ponchatoula's Basiel Williams had a two-run single in a three-run 4th to snap a 4-4 tie and lift the Green Wave to an 8-6 win over Albany on Saturday.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Christian Life snapped a 6-6 tie with an eight-run 3rd to spark an 18-6 win over French Settlement on Saturday.
Four softball teams will carry the Livingston Parish banner to Sulphur for the 2017 State Tournament next week. Live Oak, Doyle, Holden and Maurepas are all returning to the event and will make for a busy two and perhaps three or four days for parish softball fans.
BATON ROUGE -- Big innings right off the bat haven’t really been part of the MO for Denham Springs High this season. Heck, big innings of any kind or at any point in games have been pretty elusive for the Yellow Jackets.
CENTRAL -- Within every baseball game there are mini-battles between pitchers and batters that serve as subplots to the overall outcome. How each team handles those small skirmishes -- who wins most of them -- usually has a lot to do with that end result.
LIVINGSTON -- Doyle took advantage of its two hits and costly errors by Fisher to take a 4-0 win on Thursday in the Class 2A regional softball playoffs and qualify for the 2017 State Tournament.
The weight on Albany coach Gabe Woods' shoulders got a little bit lighter on Thursday when he was informed the Hornets are in the LHSAA Class 3A playoffs.
SPRINGFIELD -- Matt Kreutzer pitched a complete game, five-hitter to spark Springfield to an 8-1 win over French Settlement in District 9-2A action on Thursday.
MANY -- Many hit three home runs and used a six-run first inning to spark an 11-0 victory over Springfield in a 2A regional playoff game on Thursday.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Expecting a lot of offensive chances is something that Denham Springs High and Walker have learned to categorize as wishful thinking this season, especially lately.
MAUREPAS -- McKenna Lessard threw a one-hitter with 7 strikeouts as Maurepas scored a 10-0 win over Starks in the regional round of the Class C playoffs on Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- The team colors (blue and white) and mascots (Bulldogs) were the same, but the similarities ended there between Springfield and Red River on April 18 in a Class 2A bi-district playoff game.
Dawson Hutchinson struck out 17 as Holden picked a 10-4 win over Slaughter on Wednesday and Dustin Rushing struck out eight in a complete-game win over the same team on Tuesday to help the Rockets wrap up the District 7-B title with an 8-0 league mark.
ALBANY -- Albany's baseball team came into Tuesday's doubleheader with Amite looking for a sweep and an outright District 7-3A championship.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT -- Springfield's Keith McKigney and Kendall Stanga combined on a three-hitter to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-2 win over French Settlement in District 9-2A action on Tuesday.
PINEVILLE -- Natalie Parker put Denham Springs High in position for a Class 5A playoff stunner Monday night at Pineville.
Southeastern Louisiana righthander Mac Sceroler, a former star at Denham Springs High, was named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday.