Softball Playoff Report: Hahnville, Riverside advance to Sulphur with playoff wins

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Hahnville and Riverside are heading to Sulphur.

The eighth-seeded Tigers moved into the Class 5A quarterfinals with a convincing 14-3 home victory over ninth-seed Fontainebleau Thursday afternoon in a game shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.

The Tigers (29-6) put the game away early, scoring six runs in the first inning and eight in the second. Junior Catherine Friloux belted a two-run home run while Sarah VanEtta and Allison Plaisance each had an RBI double for Hahnville. Baileigh Baudouin added a two-run single.

Kelly Taranto got the win, allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out two. Melinda Jacob absorbed the loss for the Bulldogs (20-6).

Hahnville returns to Sulphur for the first time since 2013. The Tigers reached the 5A final in 2010 and 2012 and last won the state title in 2011.

The Tigers will face the winner of today’s regional round contest as top-seed Alexandria hosts 17th-seeded Dutchtown at 6:30 with the winner taking on Hahnville at 5 p.m. next Friday at Frasch Park.

Second-seeded Riverside crushed 15th-seed Ben Franklin 16-0 in three innings by the 15-run mercy rule at Reserve.

It was no match as Riverside scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning, capitalizing on eight walks by Falcons pitcher Sierra Dashner. Madison Watson had a two-run double to highlight the frame.

Riverside scored five times in the second inning as Lexi Johnson and Toni Perrin each belted two-run home runs for the Rebels (22-7).

Johnson, Watson and Maegen Hymel eached pitched an inning for Riverside. Dashner had the only hit of the game for Ben Franklin (7-12).

Riverside advances to Sulphur next Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Frasch Park to face the winner of today’s regional round game pitting 10th-seed Cabrini at seventh-seeded Teurlings Catholic at 4 p.m.

Prep Softball Results from Thursday, Apr. 20

5A
(8) Hahnville 14, (9) Fontainebleau 3 (5 innings)
(7) Barbe 12, (23) Slidell 2 (5 innings)

4A
(1) North DeSoto 1, (17) Leesville 0
(11) West Ouachita 2, (6) Neville 1
(7) Grant 6, (10) Cecilia 2

3A
(1) Brusly 11, (17) Kaplan 1 (5 innings)
(6) Jena 2, (11) Jewel Sumner 1

2A
(3) Doyle 4, (14) Fisher 0
(2) Many 11, (15) Springfield 0

1A
(1) LaSalle 15, (16) Block 0 (4 innings)
(3) East Beauregard 14, (14) Merryville 3 (6 innings)
(6) Montgomery 10, (11) Logansport 4

Class B
(9) Pitkin 5, (8) Glenmora 3
(4) Anacoco 7, (13) Negreet 0
(2) Florien 15, (18) Quitman 0 (4 innings)

Class C
(9) Simpson 13, (8) Saline 0 (5 innings)
(5) Elizabeth 7, (12) Harrisonburg 6
(3) Georgetown 12, (14) Downsville 2
(7) Calvin 3, (10) Evans 0

Division II
(1) Parkview Baptist 21, (16) St. Katharine Drexel 0 (3 innings)
(3) E.D. White Catholic 5 (14) St. Louis Catholic 1
(2) Riverside 16, (15) Ben Franklin 0 (3 innings)

Division III
(8) Opelousas Catholic 5, (9) Sacred Heart 3
(5) Catholic (NI) 7, (10) Haynes 1

Division IV
(5) Central Catholic 6, (12) Lafayette Christian 3
(4) False River 18, (13) Highland Baptist 3 (4 innings)
(3) Cedar Creek 15, (14) Ascension Christian 0 (4 innings)
(7) St. Mary’s 9 (10) St. John 8
(2) Catholic (PC) 5, (15) Westminster Christian 0

Prep Softball Schedule for Friday, Apr. 21

5A
(17) Dutchtown at (1) Alexandria, 6:30 p.m.
(12) Mandevile at (5) Sam Houston, 5 p.m.
(13) Airline at (4) Central, 5 p.m.
(14) Northshore at (3) St. Amant, 5 p.m.
(11) Live Oak at (6) Ruston, 4 p.m.
(15) Pineville at (2) Ouachita Parish, 5 p.m.

4A
(9) Lakeshore at (8) Beau Chene, 5:30 p.m.
(13) Crowley at (4) Belle Chasse, 5:30 p.m.
(19) Assumption at (3) Morgan City, 6 p.m.
(15) Tioga at (2) DeRidder, 5:30 p.m.

3A
(9) St. James at (8) Westlake, 5 p.m.
(12) Erath at (5) Winnfield, 5:30 p.m.
(13) Buckeye at (4) Pine Prairie, 6 p.m.
(19) Iota at (3) Caldwell Parish, 5:30 p.m.
(10) Albany at (7) Lutcher, 4 p.m. live at SportsNOLA.com

2A
(9) Pickering at (8) Kinder, 6 p.m.
(12) DeQuincy at (5) Rapides, 5:30 p.m.
(13) Delcambre at (4) Mangham, 5:30 p.m. at Mangham Town Park
(22) Lake Arthur at (6) Sterlington, 5 p.m.
(10) Lakeside at (7) Loreauville, 5:30 p.m.

1A
(9) Oberlin at (8) D’Arbonne Woods Charter, 3:30 p.m. at Arnett Smith Ball
(12) Gueydan at (5) Delhi Charter, 4 p.m.
(13) Centerville at (4) South Cameron, 5 p.m. at Cameron Recreation Complex
(10) Beekman Charter at (7) Delta Charter, 5 p.m.
(18) Northwood-Lena at (2) Oak Grove, 5 p.m.

Class B
(17) Monterey at (4) Holden, 4 p.m.
(12) Choudrant at (5) Zwolle, 5 p.m.
(19) Fairview at (3) Castor, 5 p.m.
(11) Simsboro at (6) Converse, 4 p.m.
(10) Stanley at (7) Avoyelles Public Charter, 4 p.m.

Class C
(13) Kilbourne at (4) Ebarb, 4 p.m.

Division II
(13) Vandebilt Catholic at (4) Loyola Prep, 4 p.m.
(10) Cabrini at (7) Teurlings Catholic, 4 p.m.

Division III
(11) Ouachita Christian at (6) St. Thomas Aquinas, 5 p.m.
(15) St. Mary’s at (2) Notre Dame, 5 p.m.

Division IV
(16) St. Frederick at (1) Vermilion Catholic, 5 p.m.

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