Senior hurler Mia LeBeouf pitched complete games in both battles. She pitched seven innings at Merryville, giving up five hits while walking one and striking out two. Against St. John, though, LeBeouf allowed nine hits and walked seven while striking out four. Just seven of St. John’s hits were earned, however.
VC head coach Kim Guidry said it was likely too much to ask for LeBeouf to keep her command in the circle on consecutive days.
“They never gave up. I’ll take kids with heart any day,” said Guidry. “They fought hard. I just don’t know if it was too much after an emotional win (Thursday).”
St. John jumped on VC in the first inning with two runs; but the Lady Eagles had enough in the tank to retort with a run in the bottom of the frame.
Leadoff hitter Natalie Camel walked and finally scored when Regan David drew a bases loaded walk to make it 2-1.
St. John pulled away with five runs in the second inning, however.
The game looked to be done when St. John went up 13-3 in the top of the fifth. However, the Lady Eagles scratched two runs across in the bottom of the frame to postpone the St. John celebration.
Lexi Langlinais got a single to right to lead off the inning and Katie Frith followed suit with a shot to left. Caroline David then drove inLanglinais and Regan David drove in Frith.
Regan David was 1-for-1 with three RBIs against St. John. Claire was 1-for-2 with two RBIs, Langlinais was 2-for-3 and Frith was 2-for-2.
At Merryville, LeBeouf was 3-for-4 with three RBIs off a home run. Ashailee Brailey was 1-for-1 with a triple and two RBIs. Camel was 2-for-3, Frith was 4-for-4, Regan David was 1-for-4 and Ellen Langlinais was 1-for-3.
VC finishes the season at 14-10, 3-3.
Guidry said her program is looking good moving forward, despite losing three seniors (LeBeouf, Regan David and Jenna Landry).
“They’ll be missed,” said Guidry. “They’ve been playing for four years and they’re good kids.
“We’ve got some key players that are returning, though. I think we’ll be good.”