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Let the postseason begin.

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Monday

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RUSTON -- Sometimes it takes a little patience. And sometimes it takes a little luck.

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Four softball teams will carry the Livingston Parish banner to Sulphur for the 2017 State Tournament next week. Live Oak, Doyle, Holden and Maurepas are all returning to the event and will make for a busy two and perhaps three or four days for parish softball fans.

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CENTRAL -- Within every baseball game there are mini-battles between pitchers and batters that serve as subplots to the overall outcome. How each team handles those small skirmishes -- who wins most of them -- usually has a lot to do with that end result.

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DISTRICT 4-5A

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WATSON  -- Never had 3 scoreless innings felt so long and drawn out.

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WATSON -- Methodical offense and dominant pitching will carry a team a long way in the postseason.

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The 2017 LHSAA softball postseason gains momentum tonight with a pair of parish teams in action.

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WATSON -- Every once in a while, the unexpected has to become the necessary in sports.

April 10

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WATSON -- Baseball has a funny way of coming full circle from week to week.

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DENHAM SPRINGS -- There are times in baseball when the beauty of a game can be found only in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes even those beholders have to work pretty hard to come up with something appealing.

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WATSON -- Kendall Theriot had no doubt Live Oak would shake out of its early funk against Walker on Tuesday. It just took a little longer than she expected.

April 4

DISTRICT 4-5A

DISTRICT 4-5A

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WATSON -- In the span of a week, the fortunes for Live Oak have dramatically changed.

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WATSON -- She might not be the biggest of the track stars to grace the field at Live Oak, but Kelsey Case can now count herself among the fastest.

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WATSON -- Live Oak’s assistant track and field coach Travis Johnson could only mutter one word as he laid the tape measure down.

Boys

Girls

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Three of Denham Springs High’s senior contingent, Live Oak’s dynamic duo and a newcomer who came up big all season for Walker landed spots on the 2017 All-District 4-5A team voted on by the coaches last month.

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The best two teams in District 4-5A all season landed three spots apiece on the 2017 all-district team voted on by the league coaches last month, as champion Scotlandville and runnerup Walker led the charge on the 11-player unit.

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BATON ROUGE -- Garrett Barrilleaux got Live Oak started on the right foot with a two-run 1st-inning single as the Eagles bounced back from a lopsided loss two days early to rout Scotlandville 14-1 in 5 innings on Thursday.

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ZACHARY -- Live Oak got three runs off Zachary pitcher Ashley Lopez in the 1st inning last Thursday.

Tuesday

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ZACHARY -- Live Oak had taken a couple of turns playing the windshield in District 4-5A this season. On Tuesday the Eagles were the bug.

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DENHAM SPRINGS -- Live Oak coach Michelle Morris felt nervous for almost the entire game on April 4 against Denham Springs High.

DISTRICT 4-5A

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WALKER -- Generous or just flat out struggling. Advantageous or lucky.

March 28

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WATSON -- To blossom into a good team, one trait you have to master is to take advantage of the other team’s mistakes.

Tuesday

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BATON ROUGE -- Considering that she was less than 100% on Tuesday, a day after having to miss school, Live Oak pitcher Lindsey Rizzo helped position the Lady Eagles for another late victory over District 4-5A counterpart Central.

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WATSON -- Scratch, claw and create chances when there might not be a whole lot of them.

Tuesday

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