Natchitoches Central’s softball team raised its record to 20-3 heading into Tuesday’s district championship game against visiting Airline by pounding Neville 21-3 and shutting out Grant 3-0 Saturday on the road.
The Neville win was close until NCHS scored 18 runs in the last three innings. The game was tied 3-3 in the top of the fourth when Desi Robinson drilled a three-run homer, the first of two she slugged in the win. Sydney Terrell also homered in the five-run fourth.
Robinson collected four hits in five at bats to lead the Lady Chiefs. She singled in the second, homered in the fourth, homered in the fifth, and singled in the sixth.
In a nine-run sixth inning, the Lady Chiefs’ big bats included doubles by Terrell and Ehren Guidroz, and a single by Morgan Robinson.
Neville fell to 9-11.
Maddie Robinson shut down Grant, throwing a one-hit shutout while striking out 10. She carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Robinson also homered twice, in the third and fifth innings.
Desi and Maddie Robinson each led NCHS with two hits. Grant dipped to 9-10 overall.