Softball roundups: Cathedral beats Vicksburg

Published 12:01am Wednesday, March 6, 2013

NATCHEZ — Mollie Devening allowed just one run on eight hits and struck out eight batters in a complete-game performance as the Cathedral Lady Green Wave defeated the Vicksburg Missy Gators 7-1 Tuesday night.

Trailing 1-0 at the end of the second inning, Cathedral responded with three runs in the bottom of the third inning that gave the Lady Green Wave the lead for good. Then they plated four more runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Devening walked just two batters and got plenty of help from the defense as Cathedral committed only two errors.

Even though the Lady Green Wave had just five hits in the game, they were aided by six Vicksburg errors. All of the 13 combined hits ended up being singles. Cathedral was led by McKenzie Milligan, who went 3-for-4.

Morgan Callender was 2-for-2 and Sydney Bufkin went 2-for-4 to lead the Missy Gators at the plate.

Cathedral (3-1-1) hosts Warren Central Thursday with the junior varsity game at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 6 p.m.

Vidalia 9, LaSalle 0

OLLA, La. — Taylor Rodgers pitched a complete-game three-hit shutout and struck out 11 batters as the Vidalia Lady Vikings rolled past the LaSalle Lady Tigers Tuesday afternoon.

In addition to her dominating performance on the mound, Rodgers went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs batted in. Vidalia broke a scoreless game with three runs in the top of the third inning and added three more runs just an inning later. The Lady Vikings scored one run in the top of the sixth to take a 7-0 lead and finished off the Lady Tigers with two runs in the top of the seventh.

Savannah McCarver also had a strong game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Laura Perilloux was 2-for-5 and Katelin Temple had a double for the Lady Vikings, which finished with 13 total hits.

Vidalia (5-3) returns to LHSAA District 3-3A action on Thursday when it hosts Marksville.

Monterey 11, Grace Christian 7

MONTEREY — Jody Duncan and Ashley Blake hit run-scoring triples during an eight-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Monterey Lady Wolves opened up LHSAA District 4-B play with a comeback victory over the Grace Christian Lady Warriors Tuesday afternoon.

Grace Christian looked like it was on its way to an easy win after jumping out to a 4-0 lead after two innings of play. But Monterey got back in the game with three runs in the bottom of the third inning before rallying an inning later to take an 11-4 lead. The Lady Wolves then withstood a late-game comeback attempt by the Lady Warriors.

Paige Bryan went the distance for Monterey as the scattered six hits, struck out six and walked none and she went 2-for-2 with a double. Blake was 2-for-3 while Duncan ended up 2-for-4 as the Lady Wolves pounded out 11 hits.

Monterey (5-4, 1-0) next plays at Avoyelles Charter on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Block 13, Marksville 2

MARKSVILLE, La. — Micahla Hughes allowed one earned run on three hits in five innings and Blake Colclasure went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple to lead the Block Lady Bears past the Marksville Lady Tigers in five innings Tuesday afternoon.

Block’s bats were on fire to start off the game. The Lady Bears ended up scoring nine runs in the top of the first inning. And that turned out to be plenty of run support for Hughes in this contest.

Even though Hughes didn’t strike out any batters and walked four, the three hits she gave up were all singles. Marksville was down 11-0 before finally getting its first run in the bottom of the second inning. The Lady Tigers scored their second run of the game in the bottom of the third inning.

However, the Lady Bears scored two runs in the top of the fifth and Hughes finished things off in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early by way of the 10-run-after-five mercy rule. Shea Boothe was 3-for-4 and Hughes helped her cause by going 2-for-4.

Block (3-7) plays at Delhi Charter on Thursday at 5 p.m.

McComb 7, Franklin County 4

MEADVILLE — McComb rallied from an early deficit to send the game into extra innings and then scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning to complete the comeback as the Lady Tigers defeated the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night.

Franklin County scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning and one in the top of the third to take a 3-0 lead. McComb answered with one run each in the top of the fourth, fifth and seventh innings. After the Lady Tigers took the lead in the top of the eight, the Lady Bulldogs could only muster up one run in the bottom of the eighth.

Even though Harley McKay was charged with the loss for the Lady Bulldogs, she went 2-for-4 with a triple. Hayle McKinney went 2-for-3 with a double and Alyssa Case had a double.

Franklin County (0-4-1) plays at Brookhaven Thursday with the JV game at 5 p.m. and the varsity game at 6 p.m.