Parish softball teams compete in St. Amant Invitational

Kyle Riviere
Dutchtown went 2-1 throughout the tournament. Photo by DKMoon Photography.

After having their week rained out, the three big 5A Ascension softball powers were finally able to get back into the swing of things over the weekend as they were back at Butch Gore Park for the St. Amant Invitational Tournament.

Just the weekend prior, the three teams were at the park competing in the Coach I Memorial Tournament.

There, all three of the teams went a perfect 3-0. This time around, they hit up on much stiffer competition.

St. Amant had been the unluckiest team in the parish when it came to the weather. Prior to last weekend's action, they had only been able to play the three games in the Coach I Tournament.

Altogether, they had six of their games either postponed for cancelled due to rainy conditions.

They were finally able to give it a go last weekend in the St. Amant Invitational, and they surely made the best of it.

The Lady Gators went 3-0 throughout the weekend.

They started off with a 6-1 win over perennial power Sam Houston on Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, they crushed Destrehan, 12-3, and later that evening, they went out on a 11-3 thrashing of Denham Springs.

The undefeated run put St. Amant's record to a perfect 6-0.

They kept the momentum going on Monday when they hosted Mount Carmel. It was a makeup game from the week before.

Despite a fifth-inning grand slam by Mount Carmel's Samantha Davis, St. Amant was able to hold on for the 6-5 win.

In the victory, Abby McKey went 2-3 with an RBI while Kourtney Gremillion went 1-4 with two RBIs.

They'll step into district action this Thursday as they travel to Woodlawn.

East Ascension came into the weekend a perfect 7-0, but they struggled in the St. Amant Invitational.

The Lady Spartans went winless.

They started off with a 10-5 Saturday loss to Sulphur. On Sunday evening, 3A powerhouse Brusly beat them, 8-5, and to close out the action on Sunday night, East Ascension was blanked by Live Oak, 5-0.

The three-game slide dropped their overall record to 7-3. They'll host parish and district rival Dutchtown on Thursday evening.

Speaking of Dutchtown, they came into last weekend's action flying high at a perfect 7-0.

They kept their winning streak alive on Saturday evening as they pulled out a close 3-2 win over Sulphur. That night, they earned another razor-thin victory as they squeaked past Zachary, 4-3.

Their winning streak finally came to an end on Sunday evening as they lost a close slugfest to Hahnville, 9-7.

Despite their loss, the Lady Griffins were able to extend their overall record to 9-1 after the tournament.