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Sat
25
Mar

Lady Chiefs face tough competition against Haughton and Ruston for a win and loss

by Ashley Froust 

The Natchitoches Central Lady Chiefs had a competitive week at home. Monday night they defeated Haughton 6-4 and Tuesday they fell to district opponent Ruston 11-2.

Against Haughton the Lady Chiefs ran six home, off eight hits and allowed four runs off five hits from Haughton’s Lady Buccaneers. Haughton led 2-1 until the Lady Chiefs responded in the third inning with an additional three runs.

Kristin McQuillin, Ashlynn Blake and Alainna Metoyer each collected one RBI and Madison Holmes collected two. Natalie Sheffield, Blake, Cameron Owsley, Shaylynn Hargis, Hannah Giddens and Ellie Starks each crossed home plate.

 

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Sat
25
Mar

Saline takes early lead over Lakeview Gators

by Ashley Froust 

Lakeview Gators fell behind Saline Tuesday, March 21, and were unable to come back.

The Gators scored a run off a double from Tyler Sullivan but Saline responded with two runs. In the second inning, Saline allowed one hit from the Gators and no runs and the Bobcats sent home five. In the third, Lakeview sent Rafael Rosales home again during a grounds out from Chase Walker. In the bottom of the third, Saline sent eight runners home, two from bases-loaded walks. In the fourth, Lakeview held the Bobcats to two additional runs in one play before the Gators were stopped quickly during their final at-bat.

Sullivan and Jaylan Triplet-Bell hit doubles. Sullivan, Rosales and Kadon Cook each stole a base successfully.

 

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Thu
23
Mar

Lady Chiefs inch ahead of Lafayette for 6-4 win

By Ashley Froust

 

The Natchitoches Central Lady chiefs eventually prevailed in a solid and tense meeting against Lafayette High over the weekend. After taking the lead for good in the seventh inning, the Lady Chiefs varsity took the win 6-4.

Thu
23
Mar

Lakeview Gators Stanley tournament

By Ashley Froust

 

Thursday night’s game against Pleasant Hill began the end of the week that would be full of tight games for the Lakeview Gators. The Eagles pulled out the win in the sixth inning, 11-10. Saturday, March 18 the Gators held off Ebarb High School for a 4-3 win before falling to Negreet 6-5 later that day.

In the heartbreaking loss to Pleasant Hill the Gators were leading 8-3 when the top of the sixth ended. In the first inning, Layton Friday hit a hard ground ball that was reached in error by the Eagles’ shortstop allowing Rafael Rosales to reach home. Chase Walker singled on a line drive to center field, sending Friday home. Once more the Gators scored when Kadon Cook grounded out to the Eagle’s sending Walker home and advancing Dillon Longino to third. With runners on second and third, Terry Rowell singled on a line drive to left field sending Joe Gallien and Longino home.

 

Sat
18
Mar

Tigers battle through nine innings

By Jawuan Taylor
Special to The Times

St. Mary’s varsity baseball team went head to head with Southwood March 16. The 3- and-a-half-hour long game started with the Southwood Cowboys up to bat and Slade Bienvenu pitching. Cole Wade hit a grounds out in the first play. Next up to bat was Zach Young who hit toward left field for a double and stole third base on a pitch to Parker Hearne. Hearne hit a fly ball, almost reaching second base.

This risky play allowed Young to make it home. Austin Venable hit a ball that bounced off the catcher’s mitt, making it to first; Jalen Wilson went onto the field in his place as a courtesy runner and stole second base. Bienvenu walked Marcus Quinley and Anthony Dillon walked from a hit-by-pitch.

 

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Sat
18
Mar

Wells shuts out Grant Cougars 17-0

By Ashley Froust

The Natchitoches Chiefs started the NCHS Tournament off took a huge win over Grant High School Cougars Thursday night. The 4A Cougars (4-6) struggled all night against an aggressive Chief offense and solid defense.

The Chiefs started off strong on offense, with a grounds out to shortstop Hayden Helms, a strikeout from pitcher Garrett Wells and another grounds out to Josh Fortenberry at first base. The Chiefs, however, were slow on offense, striking out with Stephen Roberts pitching for Grant, then hitting a fly out and ground out immediately atbat. When Grant returned atbat, Wells struck out two batters and one lined out to AJ Walter in center field.

 

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Thu
16
Mar

Lakeview Gators jump to early lead over Pleasant Hill for a 9-4 victory

By Ashley Froust

The Lakeview Gators took home a win during their tournament Friday, March 10 over Pleasant Hill, 9-4. The Gators jumped to an early lead in the first and sealed it with six runs in the third inning. Rafael Rosales pitched three innings allowing seven hits, two runs, two walks and had five strikeouts. Chase Walker pitched three innings giving up two runs, three hits, one walk and had four strikeouts. Tyler Sullivan pitched the final inning giving up one hit, no runs, one walk and struck out three.

In the first inning, Lakeview kicked off the scoring with one run off Sullivan’s pop fly double to right field, sending Layton Friday home. In the second, they added even more when Walker hit a pop fly reached in error in center field allowing Rosales and Kadon Cook to cross home.

Thu
16
Mar

Quick start for Lady Rebels sends them past NCHS

By Jawuan Taylor

Sat
11
Mar

Take the Field

Northwestern State Softball invited softball players from Natchitoches Parish teams to join the Lady Demons taking the field for the national anthem before the Baylor game Wednesday, March 8. Approximately 40 elementary and junior high players came out for the recognition.

Each player was placed with the Lady Demon who played their position.

When the starting lineup was announced, the Lady Demons ran out to hit hands with her teammates and the youth players followed and ran to the starting field positions. Parents and fans could see the grins on the youths’ faces as they got to stand on the college diamond.

 

 

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Sat
11
Mar

Tigers kick off tournament play against Negreet

By Ashley Froust

The St. Mary’s Tigers hosted Negreet Thursday, March 9 for a baseball game starting their appearance in the Loyola Prep tournament. With the Tigers taking their field positions at 5 p.m., the game began between the 3-5 1A St. Mary’s Tigers and the 5-5 Class B Negreet Indians.

In the top of the first, Brock Zeagler pitched for the Tigers, striking out one Indian, and allowed two hits that resulted in outs caught in center field.

 

 

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