Zoie Anderson allowed only a meaningless single and struck out eight in three innings of work to record the first shutout by a JHHS pitcher in ten years as JHHS lashed Lincoln Prep 19-0 to creep ever so close to a playoff berth.
With the much needed victory, the Lady Tigers improved to 8-12 overall and climbed to #25 in the Division IV rankings, where only the top 24 teams qualify for postseason play. Lincoln Prep fell to 3-11 on the year.
The victory also continued the impressive resurgence by the Lady Tigers, who in Mathew Pearce’s first year as head coach, has now won more games in a season since 2018.
After scoring six runs in the opening innings, JHHS sent 17 batters to the plate and scored 13 in their second and final at bat of the contest. Overall the Lady Tigers had 7 hits and coaxed 17 base on balls of Lincoln Prep pitching.
Anderson was also the catalyst of the offensive onslaught by going 3/3 at the plate that included a home run and a double, three RBI and three runs scored. Kyla Hayes also came up big by reaching base in all four plate appearances, via three walks and a hit and scoring three runs. Pam Cribbs chipped in with three runs scored and an RBI with a hit and two walks and both Saige Qualls and Janiyah Walker scored twice.
Additional contributors were Alivia Anderson, Realte Atkins, Alaina Ashcroft, Payge Christesen, Sierra Bond, Skyliah Dill, and Ja’Raven Washington, who all scored a run each.
|Lincoln Prep (3-11)||0||0||0||0||1||0|
2B – Z. Anderson
HR – Z. Anderson
RS – Z. Anderson 3, Cribbs 3, Hayes 2, Walker 2, Qualls 2, A. Anderson, Atkins, Ashcraft, Christesen, Bond, Dill, Washington
Tigers fall to district 3-2A leader Many
District 3-2A leader, Many High, scored at least two runs in each of the five innings played and limited JHHS to only three hits in the 13-0 loss. JHHS fell to 1-2 in district play and 3-11 overall and dropped to #32 in the Division IV rankings, severely damaging any hopes of postseason play. Many improved to 14-12 overall and 3-0 in 3-2A play. Waylon Evans and Marquis Baker got a hit and stole a base for the Tigers, with Trey Trosclair adding a hit as well.
|Many (14-12, 3-0)||3||2||3||3||2||13||13||1|
|JHHS (3-11, 1-2)||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||4|
SB – Baker, Evans
Facing a do or die situation of needing to win both games to qualify for postseason play the Lady Tigers will close out their regular season by hosting Plain Dealing at 4:00 pm and Peabody High at 6:00 pm in back-to-back contests on Wednesday.
The JHHS baseball team play conclude their schedule with a pair of district 3-2A games. The Tigers will host Red River at 5:30 pm on Thursday and close out the season by traveling to Mansfield on Friday. All home games will be played at the Jackson Parish Recreation Department (JPRD) Sport Complex, located at 5254 Hwy 4 East.
|Wednesday, April 12||JHHS||Plain Dealing||Softball||JPRD||4:00pm|
|Wednesday, April 12||JHHS||Peabody||Softball||JPRD||6:00pm|
|Thursday, April 13||JHHS||Red River||Baseball||JPRD||5:30pm|
|Friday, April 14||Mansfield||JHHS||Baseball||Mansfield||TBA|