Prep Boys’ Roundup: Cathedral holds on for 4-2 win vs. FCHS
MEADVILLE — In a game that was much closer than Tuesday night’s 22-2 beatdown, the Cathedral Green Wave rode the arm of Sam Parker in a 4-2 win over the Franklin County Bulldogs Friday afternoon.
Parker pitched into the seventh inning and held Franklin County to just three hits and he struck out two batters. Derick Brumfield also had a good game on the mound as he limited Cathedral to only four hits.
After being held scoreless through the first three inning, the Green Wave scored one run in the top of the fourth inning, two in the top of the fifth and one in the top of the seventh to take a 4-1 lead. The Bulldogs tried to rally in the bottom of the seventh, but they could only muster up one run.
Ty Brown went 2-for-4 with a double for Cathedral, which begins MHSAA Region 7-1A play at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Pelahatchie.
WCCA 17, Trinity Episcopal 4
WOODVILLE — Reed Sturgeon allowed three runs on three hits in three innings and Haden Patterson went 2-for-5 with a double as the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams stunned the Trinity Episcopal Saints 17-4 Friday night in what was a home game for Trinity Episcopal in MAIS District 7-A action.
Sturgeon walked two batters and struck out two batters and he got plenty of help from his teammates. WCCA scored five runs in each of the first two innings to grab a 10-3 lead and the rout was on. The Rams added one run in the top of the fourth inning and then scored four runs in the top of the fifth to put the 10-run rule after five innings in effect.
The Saints scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but could only manage two runs the rest of the game. Their defense also let them down as they committed a season-high 11 errors.
WCCA (1-2, 1-1) next plays at Tallulah Academy. Trinity Episcopal (3-2, 3-1) steps out of district play when it plays at Brookhaven Academy Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
ACCS 9, Brookhaven 7
BROOKHAVEN — Wade Simpson closed out the game with three strikes and a grand slam home run to lift Adams County Christian School to a 9-7 win against Brookhaven Academy.
The Rebels were down 3-2 early after the first inning and found themselves in a three-run hole 6-3 in the top of the sixth inning before Brandon Ross hit a home run to spark an high-octane sixth inning run.
Simpson stepped up to the plate soon after with the bases loaded and scored a grand slam to take a commanding 9-6 lead to cap off a six-run sixth inning that ultimately won the game.
ACCS (1-3) will play Franklin County High Shool at 6 p.m. Monday at home.