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Lady Spartans drop Dutchtown to open softball district play

East Ascension coach Katie Marse
SPORTS SCENE PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

GONZALES – East Ascension used a nine-run second inning to jump ahead of Dutchtown and claim a 12-7 District 5-5A opening victory Thursday evening at Lady Spartan Field.

It was East Ascension’s first victory over Dutchtown since 2016 and the first time the Lady Spartans (4-3, 1-0) opened district with a victory in three years under coach Katie Marse.

Brynnen Gautreau went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead East Ascension and Rebecca Burke added three RBIs hitting 2-for-5. Rachel Ducote was also 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Jada Goodlow was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Dutchtown (5-5, 0-1), under coach Nancy Ensminger, was led by Kassidy Hood who went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Anna Jones also was 2-for-5.

The teams combined for 25 hits but it was three errors by Dutchtown that allowed East Ascension to have a big second inning after the Lady Griffins had taken an early 2-0 lead behind RBI singles from Hood and Skylar Boyd.

EA knotted it up in the bottom of the first on Ducote’s RBI triple and Gauteau’s RBI single.

SCORING SUMMARY

Played Thursday, 3/7

East Ascension 12, Dutchtown 7

Dutchtown         203 101 0 —   7 16 5

East Ascension 290 100 x — 12 12 2

WP — Alayna Joseph. LP — McKenna Rarick.  Leaders — DUTCHTOWN: Kassidy Hood (4-5, 2 RBI), Katie Lockwood (3-4, RBI); EAST ASCENSION: Jada Goodlow (2-4, RBI), Brynnen Gautreau (3-4, 3 RBI), Rebecca Burke (2-5, 3 RBI), Rachel Ducote (2-5, 3B, 3 RBI).

Team records — Dutchtown 5-5, 0-1 in District 5-5A; EAHS 4-3, 1-0 in District 5-5A.

 

 

 

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