Tigers are on a tear

10 Patrick Vienne and #2 Ethan Busby scored off of a hit by #3 Nathan Slaughter  Photo by Debbie McCrory

The Saint Mary’s Tiger baseball and softball teams have been on fire in the batting box since the season started. The Ladies are 5-2 in the young season and have averaged 14.2 runs per game. They have been victorious by virtue of the 10-run rule in four games and lost to 4-A Northwood Shreveport by only two runs Saturday in a 14-12 game. District play opens for the softball team Tuesday at home versus LaSalle. LaSalle was the state runner up in 2018 and 19, after winning it all in 2017.

Saint Mary’s will have their hands full with a perennial contender in LaSalle, but the Lady Tigers are young and hungry. It is plain to se they can light up a scoreboard when the bats are swinging. With Tyonnah Burton on the mound for Coach Stephen Wren and the St. Mary’s Tigers, anything is possible. The baseball team is having nearly equal success. They have a 9-2 record and are averaging 13.5 runs per game.

They have also won their fair share of games by the 10-run rule and senior Patrick Vienne is still dominant on the mound. The bats are on fire for the Tigers as they currently sit in the number seven spot in power rankings. The next test for the team is a 5-A Benton squad that comes to town Tuesday evening. Saint Mary’s returns home from a three-game road trip to Shreveport where they won the series over Northwood.

They came back to form Saturday with a 13-3 and 18-5 scoring frenzy after dropping the Friday game 7-12. The Benton game starts a three game home stand that finishes with first district action next Tuesday vs LaSalle.

In the Thursday, March 11, 2021, print edition