CHS loses heartbreak exhibition

Published 12:10am Sunday, March 2, 2014

BROOKHAVEN — Thomas Garrity allowed just one run on one hit and struck out eight batters in five innings as the Cathedral Green Wave defeated the Enterprise Lincoln Yellow Jackets 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the Loyd Star Classic.

With the win, Cathedral earned a split of its two games after losing a heartbreaker to host Loyd Star 10-9 in the Hornets’ last at-bat.

Enterprise took a 1-0 lead on Cathedral in the bottom of the second inning before the Green Wave rallied for two runs in the top of the third inning to take the lead for good. Cathedral scored one run in the top of the fifth inning and two runs in the top of the seventh.

Yellow Jackets pitcher Jackson Cole held the Green Wave to four hits and struck out 12 batters, but he also walked four batters. One of those hits was a double by Hayden Nunnery.

In the loss to Loyd Star, Cathedral broke a tie ball game with one run in the top of the fourth inning and three more in the top of the fifth for an 8-4 lead. However, the Hornets would not go away. They scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to make it an 8-6 game and both teams scored one run in the sixth inning that made it a 9-7 game in favor of Cathedral.

But the Green Wave failed to score in the top of the seventh and that set the stage for Lody Star’s comeback. The Hornets ended up scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh off Sam Parker.

Cathedral hit the ball well and ended up with 10 hits. Seth Farmer led the way with a home run while Ty Brown had a triple and Garrity had a double. Yet the Green Wave gave up 12 hits and committed four errors.

Cathedral plays its season opener at Porters’ Chapel at 6 p.m. Monday.