Late home run sends St. Amant past Barbe in the 5A state championship game

Late home run sends St. Amant past Barbe in the 5A state championship game

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Barbe was in control for most of the afternoon but St. Amant came alive in the 7th inning as Julia Kramer hit a go-ahead three run homer to seal the victory for the Lady Gators’ on Saturday afternoon in Sulphur.

“I’m heartbroken for my girls,” said Barbe head coach Candyce Carter. “All I can say is I’m extremely proud of my team and I’m going to miss my seniors a lot.”

The Lady Bucs struck first in the third with a solo home run by Alana Mark and held the Lady Gators scoreless through six innings thanks to a brilliant, 14-strikeout performance by freshman pitcher Halie Pappion.

“I couldn’t say more about her (Pappion)," Carter added. "She came in as a freshman and brought us all the way to the state finals. We 100 percent would not be here without her.”

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