Pine Prairie starting pitcher Gage Strother bears down on his delivery to the plate in their 15-0 pasting of East Beauregard Tuesday evening. Strother threw a complete game shut out, hurling the pill for five innings and giving up only one hit. Strother struck out four and issued zero walks in the contest. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Confidence boost

PINE PRAIRIE -- Gaining confidence is what every coach wants to see from his team as they head into district play.

Senior Pine Prairie Lady Panther pitcher Karli Ortego (15) sets her feet to throw out a Sacred Heart runner after fielding a bunt. Pine Prairie collected 17 hits, including eight extra base hits to take down the undefeated Lady Trojans 13-2 in an intra-parish game on Wednesday afternoon. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Hit parade

PINE PRAIRIE -- Two of the best high school softball teams around the area went toe-to-toe here Wednesday afternoon and in the end it was the powerful hitting of the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers that


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