HHS, DHS bats catch fire as teams jump out to impressive starts

Lady Tigers also on a roll as they pick up 11th win

March 05, 2008 at 11:59 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Hahnville is currently 9-1 on teh season and has already racked up some big wins over tough competition.
Photo by Jonathan Menard
Hahnville is currently 9-1 on teh season and has already racked up some big wins over tough competition.
The Hahnville Tigers are off to an impressive start this season and have shown plenty of offense on their way to 9 victories in their first 10 games.

The Tigers got the season started with a 4-1 win over 4A St. Michael, and continued pounding out the runs in a 7-5 win over 3A Lutcher.

The team then suffered their first loss, falling 4-1 to 5A Walker, but were able to regroup with another string of solid victories.

Keying off that win streak was a thrilling 5-4 win over Central.

That win set the tone for a couple of close victories, with the Tigers coming out on top on both occasions. Hahnville pulled out a 9-6 win over Thibodaux, and then squeaked by Rummel by a 5-4 score.

After picking up those close victories, the Tiger offense really began to explode.

The team hammered out 14 runs in a victory over Eunice, then pounded out 11 more in a win over Ouachita.

The Tigers then picked up their second win over Central, before destroying Parkway 21-6 to stretch their record to 9-1.

Like Hahnville, Destrehan has also played well throughout the first two weeks of the season, with the Wildcats currently enjoying a 7-4 record.

The team rebounded from a tough 4-1 loss against 3A No. 1 ranked Parkview Baptist to open the season, with a 4-2 victory over Terrebonne, but then lost a pair of contests to West Monroe and Zachary.

After those two games, Destrehan really settled into a grove, starting with a 6-0 shutout win against Holy Cross.

The Wildcats then exploded for 12 runs in a victory over Thibodaux and rolled off four straight wins against Zachary, Ruston, Alexandria and Benton.

The scores of those games were 10-4, 6-2, 1-0 and 5-1, respectively.

"Our pitching staff has really been playing great and we have been playing well defensively," Destrehan head coach Marty Luquet said. "We have been getting some timely hitting, but I want to see our hitting improve."

Following the success of their male counterparts, the Hahnville softball team improved their overall record to 11-3 after they finished 3-1 in the Lutcher Tournament.

The Lady Tigers opened up the event with a close 1-0 loss to Chapelle, but then blew past John Curtis 10-1.

That offensive production continued against Cecilia and Dominican, with Hahnville picking up 7-1 and 3-0 victories, respectively.

Lauren Candies pitched her team to three of those wins, with Megan Hamilton jacking a grand slam against John Curtis to help her team reach 10 runs.

Jia Bridges also had a homerun against Cecilia.

The top hitters over the weekend for the Lady Tigers were Destinee Nicholas, Kristen Laque and Amber Dutreix.

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FOUL BALL. Senior Trey Watkins watches a ball sail foul during his teamís win against Terrebonne.

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