Northshore High School couldn't get past the Cinderella darlings of the Class 5A state playoffs.
Destrehan's Tyler Oubre struck out 16 batters and held the No. 7 Panthers scoreless for 13 innings as No. 23 Destrehan upset Northshore 1-0 at home on April 16 in Class 5A regional playoff action.
T’Auna Fenroy’s RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th inning scored Oubre to give Destrehan the only run it needed.
Fenroy’s RBI was set up after Oubre picked up a single to start the inning. After Oubre took second on Chelsie Franck’s sacrifice bunt, Northshore’s Montana Young intentionally walked Breanna Dominguez and Emma Rome, loading the bases. The decision to load the bases was likely based on the fact that Fenroy had been 0 for 4 to that point.
Northshore (21-4) was able to get a dominant pitching performance from Young, who had 11 strikeouts and carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning. She even bailed her team out in the eighth when Destrehan loaded the bases with no outs and still managed to get them out of the inning.
The batting lineup was only able to pick up five hits on the day, however, ultimately dooming their chances and sending them home.
“It was a pitchers' duel,” said Northshore coach Marian Eades. “Both pitchers did an excellent job and we just came on the short end of it.”
Hart Pisani contributed to this report