Tuesday, she came up just short of perfection.
The sophomore hurler faced one batter over the minimum, striking out a season-high 12 batters while tossing a no-hitter in the Ladies’ 4-0 District 4-AAA victory over Northwest at the Crowley Recreation Department’s Hensgens Field.
“Olivia was pretty dead on,” said CHS coach Megan Melancon of Boullion. “All her pitches were working today. Her change up was phenomenal and she was hitting her spots and throwing pretty hard.”
Boullion allowed just one baserunner on the night when she hit the leadoff batter in the top of the fifth inning. However, the runner was left stranded following two strikeouts and a groundout back to the mound.
The Ladies gave Boullion all the support she needed in the third inning when they exploded for four runs on three hits and two walks.
Hannah Doucet singled and Heather Trahan drew a one-out walk to start the frame. Jessica Powell followed with an RBI single to plate Doucet before Boullion drew another walk to load the bases. Maranda Guidry provided the big blow, a triple to right field that cleared the bases, giving the Ladies a 4-0 advantage.
“We came out and we were hitting the ball hard, but just right at people,” said Melancon of the first few innings. “We came out a little more aggressive in the third inning. We took advantage of a few walks and we hit the ball well. Being aggressive and selective were the keys to that inning.”
Doucet finished the day with two of Crowley’s four hits. Guidry tripled and drove in three runs and Powell had one hit and one RBI.
The victory sent the Ladies to 11-6 overall and 3-2 in league play heading into today’s league contest at Iowa.
“The win puts us at a seven-game winning streak and the girls are ecstatic about it,” said Melancon. “They are all pretty excited about it, everyone around here is pretty excited about it.