Morgan City escapes Assumption, 2-1

Staff Report

Morgan City held off a late Assumption charge in a 2-1 District 8-4A victory in Morgan City Wednesday.

While the Lady Mustangs loaded the bases in the top of the seventh inning, Morgan City was able to prevent them from scoring.

“Our defense rallied together to get the job done,” Morgan City coach Kelly Jo Aucoin said.

Morgan City pitcher Tyler Hebert earned the win as she struck out seven and surrendered an earned run on seven hits.

“Tyler Hebert did a great job taking control of the game,” Aucoin said.

The Lady Tigers got on the board in the bottom of the first inning on Marilynn Bailey’s solo home run. Bailey finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs.

Assumption tied the game at 1 in the top of the third inning, and the score remained tied until the bottom of the sixth when Brandi Ingram drove Bailey in.

“We were able to execute at the plate to get the run around,” Aucoin said.

Besides Bailey, other top contributors for the Lady Tigers were Ingram, 1-for-3 with an RBI and Hebert, 1-for-2.

The Lady Tigers (9-10 overall, 2-2 in District 8-4A) will return to action today when they host Hahnville at 4:30 p.m. for the Lady Tigers’ “Pink” game. Hahnville is currently ranked No. 1 in Class 5A in the latest unofficial power rankings released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Morgan City is No. 18 in Class 4A.

Tigers fall to Ellender

A five-run fourth inning doomed Morgan City in a 6-4 loss to Ellender Memorial in District 8-4A play Wednesday in Houma.

While Morgan City plated a run in the third, Ellender responded with five runs in the fourth inning.

Both teams scored a single run in the fifth inning, while Morgan City plated two in the top of the seventh.

“Despite the loss, we played better today,” Morgan City coach Marc Gonzales said. “We got closer to playing winning baseball. We still made a couple of mental mistakes that hurt us, but we improved in some areas. We were much better on the mound. We still have to eliminate the big inning, but overall, we played much better.”

Josh Glatter suffered the loss for Morgan City as he surrendered five runs — four earned — on five hits and fanned five in four innings of work.

Taylor Brocato led the Tigers with a 3-for-3 performance with three runs, while Nick Spinella finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Other top contributors included Brady Fryou, 1-for-4 and Ryan Veillion had an RBI.

Morgan City (6-9 overall, 0-1 in District 8-4) will return to District 8-4A play today with a 6 p.m. contest against South Terrebonne at Tiger Diamond. The game is the Tigers’ first home game in more than two weeks.

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