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St. Amant avenges Class 5A regional playoff loss to West Monroe

St. Amant’s Julia Kramer
ADVOCATE PHOTO/Patrick Dennis

Fourth-seeded St. Amant gained a measure of revenge with a 7-3 win over West Monroe last Tuesday in the regional round of the 5A state softball playoffs at Lady Gator Park.

The Lady Rebels upset St. Amant 1-0 in the second-round last year ending a string of seven straight trips to the state tournament in Sulphur.

(4) ST. AMANT 7, (13) WEST MONROE 3:  In St. Amant, the Lady Gators overcame a 2-1 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the fourth in advancing to the quarterfinals of the 5A state playoffs.

St. Amant had taken a 1-0 lead on Julia Kramer’s single that scored Rylee Rossi in the bottom of the third.

West Monroe (18-11) answered in the top of the fourth on a two-run double by KayMay Bennett.

St. Amant parlayed five walks, a hit batter and an error into a four-run fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead.

Rossi, Kramer, Sophia Smith and Kailey Dufour all drew bases-loaded walks in the inning.

Alyssa Romano (23-2) allowed three runs on six hits while striking out eleven batters in picking up the win.

The pitching combination of Maddie Nichols and Logan Dalfiume only allowed the Lady Gators four hits but nine walks proved too much for the visitors from north Louisiana to overcome.

Dufour and Naylie Rodriguez had RBI singles in the bottom of the sixth to help send the home team into the quarterfinal round.

Played Tuesday, 4/16

St. Amant 7, West Monroe 3

West Monroe 000 210 0—3 6 2

St. Amant      001  402 x—7 3 1

WP — Alyssa Romano (23-2). LP — Maddie Nichols. Leaders: WEST MONROE: Logan Dalfiume (2-4, 2B, RBI), KayMay Bennett (2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs); ST. AMANT: Julia Kramer (1-2, 2 walks, 2 RBIs), Rylee Rossie (0-1, 3 walks, 1 RBI).

Records: West Monroe (18-11), St. Amant (25-2-1).

Nonselect softball

Class 5A

Bidistrict

(1) Sam Houston 10, (32) Covington 1

(17) Sulphur 11, (16) Dutchtown 3

(24) Captain Shreve 14, (9) Central-BR 9

(8) Walker 7, (25) East Ascension 1

(28) New Iberia (13-16) at (5) Ouachita Parish (22-9)

(12) Hahnville 10, (21) Comeaux 0

(13) West Monroe 6, (20) Acadiana 1

(4) St. Amant 8, (29) Live Oak 1

(3) Barbe 14, (30) Southwood 0

(14) Ponchatoula 15, (19) Natchitoches Central 5

(11) Pineville 6, 22) Fontainebleau 4

(6) Denham Springs 10, (27) Ruston 0

(26) Chalmette (19-8) at (7) Northshore (20-3)

(23) Destrehan 1 (10) Mandeville 0

(18) Alexandria 10, (15) Haughton 0

(2) Airline 14, (31) Zachary 0