Walker vs Ponchatoula Softball

Walker's Brooklyn Giovingo pitches against Ponchatoula at Walker's Randy Bradshaw Softball Field. Walker defeated Ponchatoula 9-8. (photo by Crystal LoGiudice | The News)

Crystal LoGiudice | The News

ST. AMANT – Walker went 2-1 in the St. Amant Invitational last weekend, toppling Westgate and East Ascension in the first two games before getting routed by Hahnville.

On Friday, the Lady Cats overcame an early 1-0 deficit by scoring four runs in both the 5th and 6th innings to capture an 8-1 victory over Westgate.

Junior pitcher Kassy Guidry earned the win for Walker, giving up 6 hits and one run over 6 innings before handing the ball to closer Kaylee Hibbard in the 7th. Hibbard needed only nine pitches to retire the side and get the save.

As a team, Walker went 8-for-31 at the plate against Westgate. Leadoff hitter Shea Covington set the tone with singles on three of her four at-bats, while Madison Munson drove in four runs with a home run and a triple. Brooklyn Giovingo also had a pair of RBIs and went 2-for-3.

The winning didn’t stop there. Less than 24 hours after their come-from-behind victory against Westgate, the Lady Cats survived another scare, grabbing a 5-4 win against East Ascension for their fourth straight victory following a 2-3 start.

But Walker lost its footing in the final game of the tournament against Hahnville, getting blown out by the Lady Tigers 16-4 Saturday afternoon. It was the Lady Cats’ most lopsided loss of the season and their worst defeat since a 12-0 loss to Dutchtown on April 8, 2015.

Walker (6-4) won’t have long to dwell on its rough finish in the St. Amant Invitational.

On Tuesday, the Lady Cats traveled to North Park for its District 4-5A opener against Denham Springs High at 5 p.m.

After facing the Lady Jackets, Walker will returned home for a game against Riverside Academy on Wednesday before going back on the road for another district match against Zachary. First pitch for both of those games is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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