Lady Bulldogs softball lose district title hopes with loss at St. John

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
Freshman pitcher Julia Beck winds up her pitch in a game earlier this season.

The ACHS softball team (19-6, 6-2) fell 3-2 at district foe St. John-Plaquemine last Thursday in a game that closed any chances of the Lady Bulldogs winning the district title.

“As a team we didn’t come out like we should have,” junior pitcher Natalie Landry said. “We played flat and errors were made, our hitting wasn’t on point. If we go back and play them again I feel like we’d get them.”

Freshman pitcher Julia Beck was assigned on the mound and she kept St. Jon off the board in the first two innings. The Lady Bulldogs held a 2-0 lead through the top of the third inning but the game slipped way in the bottom of the third when St. John brought in two runs to tie the game a 2.

Both teams battled to score the next run as it would probably determine the winner. It did with St. John answering with a run at the bottom of the eight inning to close the game.

“In a game like that it’s about the team with the least amount of mistakes that will win the game,” head coach Kirk Delatte said. “We had too many mistakes late and you can’t win like that.”

Beck takes the loss, but the Lady Bulldogs had some good moments in the game.

Batting well for ACHS were Rae’Shaun Malancon and Sydni Gregoire who both earned double plays.

The Lady Bulldogs play next on Monday, April 16 for the Bi-District playoffs. The opponent will be announced.