Prep baseball roundups: Cathedral beats Bogue Chitto
NATCHEZ — Thomas Garrity scattered seven hits and struck out five batters over seven innings and Ty Brown hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning as the Cathedral Green Wave defeated the Bogue Chitto Bobcats 10-4 Tuesday night in an MHSAA Region 7-1A game at Chester Willis Field.
Garrity allowed four runs, only one of them earned, and walked three batters to pick up the win. Bogue Chitto scored two runs in the top of the second inning before Brown’s big home run gave Cathedral the lead for good. The Green Wave put the game out of reach with five runs in the bottom of the third inning.
“I thought Thomas had another good outing. This is his second straight good performance,” Cathedral head coach Craig Beesley said. “Hopefully he’s getting back into the rhythm again.”
The Bobcats scored two runs in the top of the fourth to make it an 8-4 game before the Green Wave answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth. Kyle Bradley went 2-for-4 and Austin Chauvin was 2-for-3. The Green Wave also got contributions from the bottom of its lineup.
“Our 8 and 9-hole hitters, Jardarius Anderson and Andrew Beesley, had five of our 10 runs scored. Anderson scored two runs and Beesley scored three runs. They were getting on base for the top of our lineup,” coach Beesley said. “Kyle’s been swinging a hot bat lately. He had two home runs (Monday) night and two hits tonight.”
Cathedral (9-4, 3-1) will play its next game at Chester Willis Field, but this time as the visiting team at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5 against Natchez High.
WCCA 12, Tallulah Academy 2
WOODVILLE — Austin Goodfellow went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and five runs batted in as the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams defeated the Tallulah Academy Trojans in five innings in MAIS District 6-A action Tuesday afternoon.
The win was not only the first one for WCCA in district play, but also the first one of the entire 2013 season. But it wasn’t as easy as the final score would indicate as the Rams trailed the Trojans 2-1 heading into the third inning before their bats finally woke up.
The Rams scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning to take the lead for good at 4-2, then scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth to go ahead 9-2, and ended the game early with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Winning pitcher Taylor Prevost went all five innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks. He also had a triple and two RBIs. Harrison Holden went 2-for-3 with a double and Tyler Radley was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
WCCA (1-6, 1-1) has a home game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against Amite School Center.
Central Private 10, Centreville Academy 0
BAKER, La. — Chase Martin pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and Layton Laird went 3-for-3 as the Central Private School Rebels defeated the Centreville Academy Tigers in six innings Tuesday afternoon in an MAIS District 6-AA game.
The bottom of the first inning did not go well at all for the Tigers. Starting pitcher Colby Shaw only lasted two-thirds of an inning after giving up six runs on four hits and the defense committed three of the team’s four errors.
The Rebels scored two more runs in the bottom of the second to make it an 8-0 game, but they weren’t able to run-rule the Tigers until they plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Centreville Academy (10-1, 6-1) has a varsity doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. Friday at home against Central Private.