Softball season comes to end in spite of DHS freshman’s one-hitter
An exciting pitcher’s duel marked the end of Destrehan’s season on the softball diamond, with visiting West Monroe taking a 2-0 victory over the host Wildcats in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Cassidy Rhea tossed a three-hit shutout to spur the Rebels to victory. She struck out eight and walked two batters in a complete game effort to outduel Destrehan’s Tyler Oubre, who took a hard luck loss after pitching her own 1-hitter in the freshman’s first postseason start. She allowed two unearned runs and struck out six while walking two.
Oubre carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
The Wildcat bats have been loud all season, but couldn’t find any traction on Tuesday. Destrehan got its leadoff runner on in each of the last three innings but couldn’t push a run across. DHS got two on with one out in the bottom of the seventh before Rhea got a groundout and strikeout to end the game.
Kaela Schiro, Lainnie Dugas and Emma Rome recorded Destrehan’s three hits.
West Monroe (18-14) pushed the game’s only runs across in the sixth inning, set up by a Logan Dalfiume leadoff double and a Maddie Hayden walk. An error on a ball hit by Jenna McKee brought both runners home.
Destrehan finished the season with a record of 22-11. DHS entered as the No. 13 seed and West Monroe the No. 20.
The Rebels will face fourth-seeded St. Amant in round two.