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Cathedral softball wins, Monterey baseball falls

NOXAPATER — Cathedral High School took advantage of seven Noxapater High School errors en route to a 9-1 win in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A softball playoffs Saturday.

The win gave Cathedral a 2-0 sweep of the series with Noxapater, and the Lady Green Wave (14-7-1) will play Stringer in the second round beginning Friday.

Mollie Devening got the win, going seven innings and giving up one earned run on nine hits with five strikeouts.

“We started out playing small ball, we bunted on them and put pressure on them to make some errors,” Cathedral head coach Gary Blackwell said. “We were very aggressive on the bases, and we just made things happen. Mollie had a good outing again and did a fine job on the mound.”

McKenzie Milligan went 4-for-5 for Cathedral, and Kimble Devening was 4-for-4.

Oak Hill 3,

Monterey baseball 2

ELMER, La. — Monterey High School earned a district title split with Oak Hill High School after the Wolves fell to Oak Hill Saturday.

Both teams finished 7-1 in district play, and Monterey (17-5 overall), which is currently ranked 8th in the power point system, will now await word on its playoff scenario, which should come Wednesday.

“I thought we had a good district run,” Monterey head coach Eric Richard said. “Oak Hill is a quality team. We one a game with them by one and lost a game with them by one. We have a lot of confidence going into the playoffs that we can play with anyone in the state.”

Hunter Frey took the loss Saturday, yielding three earned runs on four hits in six innings pitche.d He also struck out four and walked four.

Monterey’s first postseason game will be Thursday against an opponent to be decided.