SULPHUR — Fisher’s trip to Sulphur ended up being a short one.
Fisher managed just one hit and was eliminated in six innings with a 10-0 loss to Holy Savior Menard in the Class 2A quarterfinals of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s State Softball Tournament at Frasch Softball Complex.
“We are such a young team, and I think everything just got overwhelming,” first-year Fisher coach Marcum Olano said. “It was the first time in a situation like this. The girl from Menard (threw) a good game. We played as hard as we could. Today just wasn’t our day.”
The Gators finished the season 18-5.
Junior Kassilyn Rojas had the lone hit for Fisher, a single in the third inning.
Rojas (18-5) also took the loss on the mound.
“She battled and gave everything she had,” Olano said. “She has battled all year long, and that’s all that matters.”
Holy Savior Menard (24-9) will play Calvary Baptist on Saturday in the semifinals. The Eagles finished with 15 hits.
“They were really good and really swing the sticks,” Olano said.
Ashleigh Young was the only senior starter for the Gators.
“We only had one senior (starter), and it was everyone’s first time here,” Olano said. We were taking in the sites and the sounds. I don’t know if you can prepare for it, especially when you have never experienced it. It was tough to see the girls who have battled all year long.”