LIVINGSTON – Doyle played its District 10-2A opener on Tuesday against St. Thomas Aquinas without its top two pitchers and the Lady Falcons capitalized in a 15-6 victory.
Lady Tigers coach Amanda Decell said via text Wednesday that Olivia Welda is out four weeks with a broken elbow and Marley Olivier is out until next week with pneumonia.
Rylee Lambert got the start for Doyle against STA, giving up 19 hits and 15 runs (nine earned) in 7 innings.
Doyle (12-3, 0-1) scored first on Alissa Ragas’ RBI single in the bottom of the 1st inning.
The Lady Falcons put together four hits and an error in the top of the 2nd inning to go ahead 3-1 and picked up another run in the top of the 3rd inning.
Ragas reached on an error in the bottom of the inning, allowing Caitlinn Fruge and Sydney Taylor score, and Doyle went ahead 5-4 when Madison Diaville laid down a sacrifice bunt and Ragas scored on a passed ball.
Three hits and two errors in the top of the 4th inning led to four runs and a 9-5 lead for the Lady Falcons.
Doyle cut the lead to 9-6 before Karlee Kraft’s solo home run to lead off the 5th inning and an RBI single pushed the advantage to 11-6. STA got four runs on five hits in the top of the 6th to cap the scoring.
Seven players had at least two hits for the Lady Falcons.
Ragas was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs to lead Doyle, which travels to face Albany at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Doyle travels to play French Settlement at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, and Decell said the pitching situation forced her to pull the team out of the Catholic-New Iberia Tournament this weekend.