John Curtis 7, Chapelle 1: Victoria Langford’s home run part of the Patriots’ offensive surge
on April 28, 2017 9:10 PM, updated April 28, 2017 10:12 PM
PREP SOFTBALL COVERAGE
- LHSAA State Softball Tournament: links to stories, scores and schedules from Sulphur (Friday)
- Alexandria 13, Hahnville 3: Trojans score 10 combined runs in fourth and fifth to end Tigers season
- Mount Carmel 17, Byrd 2: Cubs need four innings to send home 4-27 Byrd in Division I quarters
- Benton 14, Belle Chasse 3: Pitcher Sarah Koeppen hits grand slam, 3-run HR for Tigers
- Riverside 13, Cabrini 3: Rebels use nine-run second inning to advance to Division III semis
SULPHUR — Victoria Langford’s solo home run was just one of many highlights as third-seeded John Curtis dispatched sixth-seeded Chapelle 7-1 to move into the semifinals of the Division I state softball tournament at Frasch Park.
John Curtis (19-10) will face a familiar foe in seconded seeded Mount Carmel at 11:30 a.m. while Chapelle concludes its season at 6-19.
“We’ve been working on seeing the ball and driving it,” Langford said. “Our coaches have instilled in us to not give up until the last pitch of the game. We lived to see another day, and on Saturday, we’re going to give it all we’ve got.”
Though the Patriots walked away with the victory, it was the start of the game which posed a mild concern with coach Jerry Godfrey.
“We started off early a little nervous, and the ball dropped in front of my left fielder (Sierra Sacco) who is in eighth grade, but the next ball was a shot and she went back to the fence to get it,” Godfrey said. “Everyone kept working and playing, and we made a few more plays than they did.”
Despite getting all of the runs they needed for victory in the first two innings, the Patriots added five more over the next three innings to place some distance between themselves and the Chipmunks.
Chapelle – 100 000 0 – 1 5 3
John Curtis – 110 221 0 – 7 5 1
WP: Remi Hebert, John Curtis
LP: Kristina Bickham, Chapelle