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Lady Panthers seal district title; Trojans earn non-league win

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By: TRACEY
JAGNEAUX
Sports Editor

The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers are district champions once again.
After defeating Eunice High on the road 17-0, the Lady Panthers finish District 5-3A play with a perfect 10-0 record.
And with that win, Pine Prairie is sure to improve on their No. 5 power point ranking.
Also hoping to improve on their standings in the power rankings were the Sacred Heart baseball team.
The Trojans took to the field this past Saturday at home and defeated the Westminster Crusaders by the score of 11-8 in a non-district contest.
The Sacred Heart Lady Trojans were not as lucky as they fell to the Opelousas Catholic Lady Vikings on the road by the score of 6-4.
Here is a recap of those three games.

Pine Prairie
vs. Eunice
It did not take the Lady Panthers long to establish their dominance in the game.
Pine Prairie scored two or more runs in five of the innings played, including three in the first, four in the second and five in the sixth to secure the run-rule win.
The Lady Panthers collected 15 hits in the game and only allowed three hits for the Lady Bobcats.
Tori Johnson was three for three with two doubles and Jacie McFarlain was three for five with a double and a home run to lead Pine Prairie at the plate.
Karli Ortego picked up the win, going four and two-thirds innings. Ortego struck out eight and allowed only two hits.

Westminster vs.
Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart began the game on fire, scoring three runs in the first and two runs in the second to take a 5-1 lead over Westminster.
However, the Crusaders would not go quietly into the afternoon, outscoring the Trojans 5-1 over the next two innings to tie the game up at 6-6.
Sacred Heart would answer with five more runs in the fifth and sixth innings respectfully. Westminster was able to pick up two more runs in the seventh, but the Trojans killed the rally for the win.
Five Sacred Heart batters recorded two hits, including Connor Fontenot who was two-for-two.

Sacred Heart vs.
Opelousas Catholic
The Lady Trojans fought their way back from a 6-0 deficit, but came up just short in their comeback attempt.
Opelousas Catholic jumped out early, plating four runs in the second inning and two runs in the fourth inning.
Sacred Heart was held scoreless until the top of the seventh, when they scored all four of their runs. The Lady Trojans ended the game with runners on first and second.
Sacred Heart is now 15-9 on the year and 1-3 in District 5-2A.

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