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Cathedral sweeps Bogue Chitto 12-2 on third inning stint

brittney lohmiller | The Natchez Democrat Cathedral’s third baseman Reed White tags out Bogue Chitto’s Connor Douglas in the second inning of the MHSAA Region 7-1A game. Cathedral defeated Bogue Chitto 12-2. (Britney Lohmiller / the Natchez Democrat)
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Cathedral’s third baseman Reed White tags out Bogue Chitto’s Connor Douglas in the second inning of the MHSAA Region 7-1A game. Cathedral defeated Bogue Chitto 12-2. (Britney Lohmiller / the Natchez Democrat)

NATCHEZ — The Cathedral Green Wave (11-3, 4-0) completed the sweep Thursday night, beating Bogue Chitto 12-2 in five innings after defeating the Bobcats 4-0 earlier in the week.

Cathedral head coach Craig Beesley knew how vital it was for his team to pickup a consecutive district victory at home.

“That was a big win for us,” Beesley said. “I didn’t want to go over there and beat their No. 1 and not follow it up with a good game tonight.”

Tied 2-2 in the third inning, Pate Shirley drilled an RBI single to give Cathedral the lead, and the Green Wave never looked back. Turner Janette singled in another run and Jacob Jenkins, who’s a nine-hole hitter that boasts one of the best batting averages on the team, blew the game open with a 2-RBI double.

“It’s like having two leadoff hitters when Thomas comes right behind him,” Beesley said. “If I can get J.J. on base with Thomas (Garrity) and Andrew (Beesley) and Ty (Brown) behind him, we can get some runs in.”

Jenkins and Shirley finished the game with three RBIs each, while Zach Flattman contributed an RBI single. Flattman came into the game with a leg injury but gutted it out in a crucial affair.

“I was hesitant to let him run early in the game, but it was so early in the game I had to have him in there,” Beesley said. “He’s really hitting the ball well now for us.”

Beesley said his plan is to have Flattman serve as a designated hitter against Natchez at 1 p.m. Saturday at Duncan Park after letting him play first against Loyd Star at 11 a.m.

Cathedral totaled 11 hits and had just three errors in the contest, and Sam Parker picked up the win.

 

 

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