BPCC bats silent in season-ending losses at NJCAA Series

TAKING A CUT: Freshman second baseman Makinzie Stutts swings Wednesday for Bossier Parish Community College as the Lady Cavs made their first-ever NJCAA World Series appearance.   (Photo courtesy BPCC Athletics)


OXFORD, Alabama – Bossier Parish Community College’s bats went silent here Wednesday and the Lady Cavaliers season ended at the NJCAA Softball World Series in a pair of shutout losses. 

The 11th-seeded Lady Cavaliers dropped their first game to sixth-seed Grayson College 2-0 and were eliminated from the tournament following a 5-0 defeat at the hands of No. 3 seed Wallace State Wednesday night.

Freshman outfielder Piper Garcia was the only BPCC player to manage a hit on the day, getting one in each game. Her infield single in the sixth inning of the first game was the only safety managed and was the second baserunner for BPCC. Fia Tofi drew a second-inning free pass.  

BPCC pitcher Macie LaRue (15-6) kept the Lady Vikings off balance and off the scoreboard until a single and home run in the sixth inning accounted for the only runs of the game. LaRue allowed just two hits prior to the sixth, as she walked two and struck out three. 

BPCC didn’t have a baserunner in the second loss until two outs in the sixth inning when Garcia doubled to leftfield.  

Lady Cav starter Mallory Pitre (16-6) allowed five hits in three innings, getting touched up for three runs and two earned. She walked two and struck out two. Brielle Moreno finished the final four innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs, as she walked none and struck out two.  

Wallace State pitcher Emily Simon didn’t get the perfect game or a no-hitter, but she remained undefeated on the season in 17 decisions, striking out eight in her seven innings of work. The Lions improved to 52-6. 

Bossier Parish finished its historic season and first-ever trip to the national tournament at 45-17.