Two days after a thrilling win to earn the District 1-5A championship, the Natchitoches Central High School softball team collided with another of Louisiana’s better teams, North DeSoto.
Correction – North DeSoto is every bit as good as they come. The Lady Griffins have a collection of state championship trophies to prove it.
The scored five times in their first at-bat Thursday at NCHS and kept the Lady Chiefs under wraps in a 7-1 non-district win.
NCHS fell to 22-4. North DeSoto rose to 25-2.
North DeSoto scored on a three-run home run by Raegan Henderson, an error, and a groundout by Cameron Curtis in the first inning.
Laney Johnson was impressive against a strong NCHS lineup in the circle for North DeSoto. The pitcher allowed five hits and one run over seven innings, striking out six.
North DeSoto hit three home runs. Ciara Orgeron and Johnson each had a long ball in the fifth inning to finish the scoring for the visitors.
Desi Robinson led Natchitoches Central Lady Chiefs with two hits in four at bats. Skylar Braxton had an RBI double in the sixth inning to avoid the shutout.