The Lady Greenwave and Lady Colts were tied 1-1 after the first four innings. Bayou’s offense was able to score three runs during its last two innings to earn a 4-1 victory. Bayou improved to 13-3 with a perfect 2-0 record in the district.
Chrissy Tubbs earned the win in relief for Bayou as she tossed the final three innings of the game. Tubbs gave up just one hit with a walk and two strikeouts.
“Chrissy, bless her heart, we’re using her all over the place,” Bayou head coach Lauren LaSuzzo said. “She’s in the outfield, in the infield and she’s pitching for us. She has a great attitude. She comes in, throws strikes and let the defense work. She knows the game, and she knows herself. I’m pleased with that. I’m glad she’s on our side.”
Tubbs entered the game in relief of junior starter Ashley Vickers. Vickers struggled at times as she walked six batters and hit another. Vickers was able to battle as she ended up yielding just one run on two hits in four innings of work. Vickers has been trying to recover from an injury.
“I’m pleased with Ashley,” LaSuzzo said. “We’ve got to keep working and keep pushing through. It’s a work in progress right now. She’s strong. She’s just got to keep working hard. She does well pitching with the offense isn’t giving her any runs. She’s got to keep working on it.”
On offense, Taylor Ann Bailey led Bayou with two hits and a RBI, followed by Ana Parker Davis with a hit, a RBI and a run, Vickers with a hit and a RBI, Kailyn Lofton with a hit and two runs and Tubbs with a RBI.
Bayou will return to the softball diamond on Saturday when the team plays in the Parklane Tournament.