Lady Colts start softball season 3-1
by Donell Maxie
Aug 03, 2013 | 695 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bayou Academy Colts kicked off the 2013 fast pitch softball season Saturday with their annual tournament at Bear Pen Park.

The Lady Colts will be competing in District 1-AA this seasoning after competing in Class A ball for seven years.

The season got off to a strong start with the Lady Colts dismantling of the Pillow Academy Lady Mustangs 11-0. They also defeated Washington School 16-0 and Carroll Academy 9-0 both on Saturday.

On Monday the Lady Colts hosted Copiah and suffered their first loss of the season with a 4-3 setback.

Through the weekend and Monday the Lady Colts are 3-1 and will be back in action on Friday at 6 p.m. when they take on Marshall in the Kirk Academy Tournament in Grenada.

In the team's 4-3 loss to Copiah, Bayou's Ashley Vickers suffered the loss. Vickers went six innings and gave up four hits with two earned runs, two walks and five strikeouts.

Kamryn Otts led the Lady Colts at the plate going 3-3, Taylor Newton was 1-2 with a double and two RBI and Brantley Hutchinson had a RBI-walk.

"We started out strong,” Bayou head coach Lauren LaSuzzo said. “We hit the ball, but we just didn't hit it as hard as we did Saturday. I feel like we should have won that game, but we had a couple of errors. Overall, I think we did well and everything looks promising.”

In the Carroll win, Bayou's Shelby Newsom started and gave up a hit, with a walk and one strikeout, and Chrissy Tubbs pitched a shutout inning of hitless relief. Newsom went 2-for-3, Anna Parker Davis went 2-for-2, Tubbs went 1-for-1, and Hutchinson and Kailyn Lofton went 1-for-2 each.

In the win over Washington School, Otts was the winning pitcher. Otts pitched three shutout innings and gave up three hits with no walks and a strikeout.

Lofton led the Lady Colts at the plate going 4-for-5 with a homerun, followed by Newton who went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and Tubbs who went 2-for-3.

In the win against Pillow Academy, Peden led Bayou by socking three hits with four RBIs and two runs, followed by Lofton with a double, a RBI and two runs and Newton and Otts with a hit and two RBIs each.