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Lady Gators annihilate Destrehan, East St. John

Peter Silas Pasqua
St. Amant’s Melanie Parker slides safely into home ahead of the throw to Destrehan’s Desiree Harvey on a pass ball in the second inning of the Lady Gators’ 16-1 victory Tuesday afternoon.

ST. AMANT - St. Amant scored five runs in both the first and second innings and added six in the fourth to annihilate Destrehan 16-1 Tuesday afternoon at Lady Gator Park.

The victory pushed the Lady Gators into sole possession of second-place in district standings behind undefeated Hahnville. St. Amant also picked up a 10-0 victory over East St. John originally scheduled for Thursday, Monday afternoon.

Aime Parent picked up the win over Destrehan surrendering one run on two hits while striking out two in four innings. Desiree Harvey took the loss allowing 10 runs on six hits and six walks.

Parent retired the side in order in the first three innings as St. Amant went to work early.

Kelly Luquette lined to left to open the bottom of the first and stole second before left fielder Kelly Muller dropped Emily Douglas’ liner to put runners in scoring position. Bridget Buquoi’s liner pass second plated a run before Melanie Parker lined pass third to cross another.

Kandace Boudreaux drew a walk to load the bases and Harvey walked Gabrielle Templet to put St. Amant ahead 3-0. Brooke Capello grounded out to first and Parker was thrown out at home before Parent’s groundout to second crossed a run. Amanda Martin drew a walk to load the bases again and a pass ball gave the Lady Gators a 5-0 lead before Luquette popped up in foul territory.

Harvey walked Douglas to open the bottom of the second but pinch running Karli LaBauve was caught stealing. Buquoi drew a walk and Parker lined off third’s glove before Boudreaux’s hard grounder to short loaded the bases.

Templet drew a walk to plate a run and a pass ball added another to put St. Amant ahead 7-0. Capello’s grounder to third was overthrown allowing another run before no throw on Parent’s grounder to short gave the Lady Gators a 9-0 lead.

Martin lined over short but Capello was thrown out at third before a balk by reliever Jordan Benoit put runners in scoring position. Luquette drew a walk to load the bases and a pass ball plated a run before Douglas’ groundout halted the carnage temporarily.

Hannah Asprodites and Harvey lined consecutive one-out singles to left in the fourth inning and Kayla Kesling reached on an error before Amber Arceneaux’s fielder’s choice plated Destrehan’s lone run.

Douglas and Buquoi drew consecutive two-out walks in the bottom half and Parker blasted a three run home run to put St. Amant ahead 13-1. Boudreaux doubled to the left gap before Templet reached on an error and Capello followed with a double to plate two runs. Parent’s single to left crossed another run for the final tally.

Parker was 2 for 3 with four RBIs and two runs, while Boudreaux was 2 for 3 with three runs, Buquoi was 1 for 2 with one RBI and three runs and Martin was 1 for 2.

Parent picked up the win over East St. John striking out eight over five innings while giving up two hits and two walks. Martin was 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs, while Buquoi was 1 for 2 with one RBI and one run, Boudreaux was 1 for 2 with three RBIs, Capello was 1 for 1 with one RBI and one run and Parker was 1 for 1 with one RBI and one run.

The Lady Gators scored one run in the first inning before adding five in the second and one each in the third and fourth innings.

St. Amant’s Kelly Luquette steals second base ahead of the throw to Destrehan’s Amanda Rodriquez in the first inning of the Lady Gators 16-1 District 6-5A victory Tuesday afternoon.