St. Amant Lady Gators clinch another district title

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Skylar Cook improved her record to 17-2 with two wins over Catholic N.I. and East Ascension last week. Photo by Dewey Keller.

St. Amant wins a district title; that has become a constant in parish softball.

The top-ranked Lady Gators kept their string of dominance intact last week as they chalked up two more victories.

After a blowout win over 2A Catholic N.I., they defeated parish rival East Ascension 5-4 to wrap up yet another district crown.

The Lady Gators started things off with the 15-0 route of Catholic N.I. on Wednesday.

The game got out of hand in the second inning when St. Amant exploded for 11 runs. After they collected two more in the third, the game was stopped.

Skylar Cook collected her 16th win from the circle as she gave up only one hit and no runs through three innings of work.

From the plate, Kayla Braud went 2-3 with another home run and an additional four RBIs. Rachel Gautreaux also had a homer and four RBIs as she went a perfect 2-2.

Madison Edmonston chipped in with a 2-3 effort with a lone RBI.

Things got serious the next day as St. Amant hosted East Ascension. The Lady Gators narrowly escaped them 7-6 when they played earlier in the year.

This time around, things were even more hotly-contested as St. Amant found themselves down 4-2 headed into the bottom of the seventh inning.

But just three outs away from their first district loss of the year, the Lady Gators rallied against the hot Jessie Watts and scored three runs to win the thriller 5-4.

Carmisha Payton led the Lady Spartans as she went 2-3 with a home run and one RBI, but Cook was still able to earn her 17th win of the year.

Jaci Lavigne had a hot day from the plate as she went 3-4, and teammate Jordan Hartman went 2-4 in the victory.

Ali DeLany went 1-2 with a run batted in, and Kourtney Gremillion came through with a huge RBI of her own.

With the win, St. Amant improved to a perfect 9-0 within the district, and they improved to a stout 26-2 overall.

The Lady Gators will play their final two regular season games this week and then see if they get the No. 1 seed when the playoff pairings are released on Thursday.