Lady Gators’ rally falls short as Hahnville stays undefeated in district

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St. Amant’s Melanie Parker lines a double to drive in Bridget Buquoi from third base in the top of the seventh inning?Tuesday afternoon against Hahnville. Buquoi hit a two-run triple one at bat earlier.

BOUTTE - St. Amant took a two-run lead into the fourth inning but surrendered six runs over the next two and their seventh inning rally fell short in a 6-5 District 6-5A loss to Hahnville Tuesday afternoon at Lady Tiger Park.

Hahnville (25-5-2, 10-0) completes district play undefeated with the victory. The Lady Tigers had already wrapped up the district crown before the contest.

St. Amant (26-4, 7-3) finishes district runner-up as the regular season concluded Thursday with non-district play.

Hayley Haydel picked up the win for Hahnville surrendering five runs on five hits and four walks while striking out six in seven innings.

Aime Parent took the loss allowing seven hits while walking two to surrender six runs and striking out one over six innings.

St. Amant got on the board first in the bottom of first inning as Bridget Buquoi singled to left with two outs and scored when Melanie Parker reached on an error.

Courtney Dutrex singled to center with one out in the bottom half but was caught stealing by catcher Emily Douglas to shortstop Kandace Boudreaux to end the inning.

Douglas singled to center with one out in the third and scored on a fielding error to put St. Amant ahead 2-0. Parker singled but was left stranded.

Dutrex opened the bottom of the fourth inning with a double to right center before Elise Debruler’s single plated a run. Taylor Webre’s single to right center one out later knotted it up 2-2. Parent struckout Hope Mair to get out of the inning without any further damage.

Summer Melancon singled to center with one out in the bottom of the fifth before Jessica Cancienne’s infield single and Dutrex’s walk loaded the bases. Debruler then connected on a grand slam to left to give Hahnville a 6-2 lead.

Boudreaux reached second on a fielding error with one out in the sixth inning but was left stranded.

Gabrielle Templet drew a walk to lead off the seventh inning. Haydel walked Kelly Luquette one out later and Buquoi lined a triple to right to plate two runs cutting the deficit to 6-4. Parker followed with a double to left center to cross another run but Boudreaux grounded out to short to end the game.

Debruler was 2 for 3 with five RBIs and Dutrex was 2 for 2 with two runs for Hahnville.

Buquoi was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs for St. Amant, while Parker was 2 for 4 with one RBI.