ACHS softball beats up on E.D. White; win 12-1

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
ACHS junior pitcher Natalie Landry pitches to an E.D. White batter in the win against the Cardinals last week at home.

In five innings, junior pitcher Natalie Landry and the ACHS Lady Bulldogs softball team closed out the E.D. White Cardinals in a 12-1 victory where Landry only allowed five hits and one earned run in the lop-sided win.

Landry controlled the mound for the Lady Bulldogs with one strike out and one walk against the 3A level school.

“I think she did well on the mound,” head coach Kirk Delatte said about Landry’s performance. “There were some times where she missed a few spots, but we played real good defense behind her. As long as we keep playing defense like that and we pitch a decent ball game, we are going to be in good shape.”

Landry’s missed spots were picked up more often than none by her teammates behind her who finished the game without an error. The Cardinals connected with a few pitches and sent them to the outfield, but without a miss sophomore Aimee Prejeant was there to run down some fly balls to keep Landry’s performance at bay.

As far as hitting the ball, the Lady Bulldogs couldn’t miss and was led by senior Nancy Guillot who earned two doubles and had four runs batted in (RBIs) for score. As a team the Lady Bulldogs had 15 hits and seven RBIs and two walks.

“I think we are hitting the ball real well right now,” Delatte said about the team’s offensive performance. “In my four years here this is the best we’ve hit the ball at this point in the season. Our girls have been working real hard, we’re doing a lot of hitting drills daily and if we keep hitting the ball and playing good defense, our pitching is going to be all right, we will be in good shape.”

The team has already started district play and will play its next game Thursday, March 7 at West St. John starting at 5 p.m. The team will be back home on Monday, March 11 to host John Curtis at 5 p.m.