Prep Baseball Roundup: Logan’s effort not enough for Saints
NATCHEZ — Quinton Logan did his best to help Trinity Episcopal rally from an early deficit to Franklin Academy, but it was not quite enough as the Cougars held on for an 8-6 win over the Saints Tuesday afternoon in an MAIS District 7-A game at Chester Willis Field.
Logan also tried to overcome an up-and-down performance on the mound. He struck out 12 batters, but he also gave up four runs on eight hits, three walks, and one hit batter. At the plate he was superb, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple.
The problem was the Saints trailed 3-0 after three innings of play before finally getting on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth. They cut the lead to 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
However, the Cougars scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to make it an 8-3 game. The Saints tried to get one last rally going in the bottom of the seventh, but they could only bring in three runs. Wyatt Boothe was 2-for-3 for Trinity.
Curt McGuffee was the winning pitcher, allowing six runs on four hits with nine strikeouts, three walks and one hit batter. Hunter Jones went 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Cougars’ 10-hit attack.
Trinity Episcopal (3-5, 2-3) next plays at 6 p.m. Friday at Franklin Academy.
Cathedral 4, Bogue Chitto 0
BOGUE CHITTO — Thomas Garrity pitched seven shutout innings, allowed just one hit and struck out nine batters as the Cathedral Green Wave defeated the Bogue Chitto Bobcats 4-0 Tuesday night in an MHSAA Region 7-1A game.
Craig Bradley and Turner Janette each went 2-for-3 for the Green Wave, which scored one run in the top of the third inning to break a scoreless game. Cathedral then added one run in the top of the fifth and two more in the top of the sixth to give Garrity plenty of run support.
Cathedral (10-3, 3-0) hosts Bogue Chitto at 7 p.m. Friday.
Wesson 8, Franklin County 4
WESSON — Mack Smith scattered nine hits and struck out six in a complete-game showing and he drove in three runs as the Wesson Cobras defeated the Franklin County Bulldogs 8-4 Tuesday afternoon in an MHSAA Region 7-3A game.
Wesson scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning to gain the early lead. The Cobras were leading 4-2 before scoring four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to give them an 8-2 lead and ending any thoughts of a Bulldogs rally.
Both teams finished with nine hits in the game, but Franklin County committed five errors while Wesson had just one error. Bernard Selmon went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in and Hoby Mullins was 2-for-3.
Franklin County (8-5, 1-1) plays host to Wesson on Friday at 7 p.m.
Silliman Institute 7, Centreville Academy 2
CLINTON, La. — The Silliman Institute Wildcats defeated the Centreville Academy Tigers 7-2 Tuesday night in a pivotal MAIS District 6-AA game for both teams. No other information on the game was available.
Centreville Academy (15-6, 5-4) hosts Silliman for a varsity doubleheader on Friday with the first game beginning at 4:30 p.m.