The rich of the Jackson Parish High School’s spring sports programs continue to get richer. The poor? Well, here’s hoping for better days ahead and soon. The jewel of the diamond so far in the early stages of the season continues to be the Lady Wolverines of Quitman who crushed Castor in their doubleheader on Tuesday. At Jonesboro-Hodge, the result for the baseball team against East Beauregard wasn’t as bad as last week against Cedar Creek, but not by much and at Weston the Lady Wolves once again saw an early lead disappear keeping them still searching for their first win of the year. Kudo’s to the Quitman baseball team for winning their first of the year after two losses. In other contests that were slated for Tuesday, both Saline squads and the JHHS softball team had their games postponed while Weston baseball continues to wait for their season opener on March 5th.
Quitman 18 Castor 0 (Game 1) While the 2 1/2 inning contest that was called due to the “mercy rule” that went into effect after Castor batted three times and was more than 15 runs down wouldn’t rank very high in the grand scheme of things it did have significant meaning as 8th-grader Cali Deal pitched her first no-hitter of her varsity career and second straight shutout. The “lanky lefty” faced 11 batters in all, striking out five, walking one, hitting one and had two reach by errors.
It wasn’t that her performance on the mound was needed though as the juggernaut offensive attack was at it again, this time to the tune of 18 runs on 16 hits in just two innings of work. Once again the Lady Wolverines swung heavy lumber to collect six extra base hits with Madison Kaye “Big Bopper” Brymer leading the way with her second home run in as many games, getting 4 RBI and scoring three. Madeline Vail went 3/3 with a double, 3 runs scored and an RBI and Deal helped her own cause by getting 3 hits that included a pair of two baggers and 2 RBI. Freshman leadoff batter Madison Chaplin, who knocked in two and scored two, continued to exhibit her combination of power and speedwith a triple and stolen base while 7th grader Maggie Guyotte hit a double, scored twice and got an RBI. Skylar Hall and Averie Williams both went 2/2 with 2 runs scored and Karley Huckaby got a hit, scored a run and knocked in three.
WP – Deal (2-1)
2B – Deal 2, Guyotte, Vail
3B – Chaplin
HR – Brymer
RBI – Brymer 4, Huckaby 3, Chaplin 2, Deal 2, Bell, Guyotte, Vail, Williams
SB – Leach 2, Chaplin, Williams
Quitman 15 Castor 2 (Game 2 It is amazing that any school and especially a Class B team can have such a wealth of young talent. Right behind an 8th grader pitching a no-hitter comes a 7th grader striking out 12 and allowing no earned runs against a team that was undefeated coming in and a perineal state tourney team. Not only did Maggie Guyotte, who has been the winning pitcher in all three of her starts dominate on the mound, she blasted a home run as well in her only official at bat.
Offensively it was a Freshman leading the way as Madison Chaplin got three hits, including a double and her second triple of the day, drove in four runs, scored three and stole two bases that upped her total to 11 on the year. The afore mentioned 8th grader, Cali Deal, got a single and her team leading, fourth double of the year while scoring three times and driving in one and Madeline Vail upped her team leading average to .619 with two hits, scored three and drove in two. Madison |Kaye Brymer knocked in three to give her 20 on the young season and Averie Williams scored two with a hit and a stolen base. Karley Huckaby also got a hit, stole two bases and scored a run.
WP- Guyotte (3-0)
2B – Chaplin, Deal, Vail
3B – Chaplin
HR – Guyotte
RBI – Chaplin 4, Brymer 3, Vail 2, Deal, Guyotte, Naron
SB – Chaplin 2, Deal 2, Huckaby 2, Brymer, Vail, Williams
East Beauregard 17 JHHS 2 (baseball): The Tigers scored one more run and gave up one less but the result was still the same – a “mercy rule” thumping. Seven walks by Tiger pitching and five errors combined with ten East Beauregard hits over the first three innings put J-H in a 15-0 hole before they scored their first run. It was in the fourth inning that Drew Davis got a single, which amounted to the second straight game the Tigers have been held to just one hit. Bryce Ethridge reached base twice via a walk and getting plunked to score one one of the two Tiger runs on the day with Chandler Harvey getting the other after drawing a base on balls. Ajay Tew knocked in a run and walked. The Tigers stole five bases on the day with one each by Davis, Harvey, Ethridge, Tew and Logan Smith.
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LP – Davis
RBI – Tew
SB – Davis, Ethridge, Harvey, Smith, Tew
Georgetown 13 Weston 3 (softball): Georgetown sent 15 batters to the plate in the fourth inning to score 11 runs on seven hits and three walks to erase a 2-1 Weston lead that sent the Lady Wolves to their fifth straight loss to open the season. Taylor Chatham led off the Weston first with a hit and scored on a Lexi Barmore triple. Jacie Ledford scored her on a ground out to stake the home team to a 2-0 advantage. Georgetown cut the lead in half in the second before their 11 run onslaught decided things. Chatham would score again in the fifth on Macie Hall’s groundout after her second hit of the game and Barmore would go 3/3 but that was all the damage that could be mustered other than wasted singles by Ledford, Mallory Tolar and Mary Catherine Hay.
LP – Tolar (0-2)
3B – Barmore
RBI – Barmore, Hall, Ledford
Quitman 13 Negreet 0 (Baseball) Ian Tilley struck out 9 and gave up just two hits in five innings of work to record his first shut out of his career and help the Wolverines to their first victory of the year after two losses. Luke Morgan collected a pair of hits and drove in two to lead the Quitman attack that got six hits on the day and was aided by 8 Negreet errors. Cam Deal also got a hit and drove in a run and Camden Barnett walked twice and drove in a run.
WP – Tilley
RBI – Morgan 2, Barnett, Deal