Prep Roundup: Cathedral builds momentum with win
MONTEREY — The Cathedral Green Wave was looking to carry some momentum into the postseason, and a win over a very good Monterey High School team would do just that.
Even though Cathedral pitching gave up three home runs, two of them to Jake Barlow, the Green Wave got timely hits from Ty Brown, Brock Farmer and Zach Flattmann in a 7-3 win over the Wolves Monday afternoon.
Monterey starting pitcher Ashton Holland gave up a three-run home run to Brown in the top of the first inning and a solo shot to Flattmann later on in the game. Holland was charged with the loss after allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts in three and a third-innings.
Flattmann ended up going 2-for-3 with two runs batted in while Brown was 2-for-4 with three RBI and Farmer came up big as well, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Cathedral led Monterey 5-1 before the Wolves were able to get back on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Green Wave scored two more runs in the top of the sixth inning to make it a 7-2 ball game before the Wolves scored their final run in the bottom of the seventh. Cathedral finished with 10 hits and was aided by five Monterey errors.
Unfortunately for the Wolves, both of Barlow’s home runs as well as Trevor Millican’s shot were all solo home runs. Barlow went 3-for-4 with the two RBIs and Jake Cooper was 2-for-4.
Sam Parker was the winning pitcher. He pitched the first two innings and allowed one run on two hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Gabe Smith pitched the next three innings allowing an earned run on four hits with one strikeout. Pate Shirley came in for the final two innings and gave up one run on three hits with two strikeouts.
Dillon Smith allowed no runs on four hits and struck out two in his one and two-thirds innings of relief. Barlow went the final two innings and allowed two runs, both earned, on two hits with one strikeout and two walks.
Cathedral (15-5) plays host to Noxapater at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for Game 1 of an MHSAA Class 1A South State Play-In Round best-of-three series. Monterey (16-4) will look to wrap up the outright LHSAA District 6-B championship when it plays at Harrisonburg today at 4 p.m.
Block 15, Northwood-Lena 0
LENA, La. — Kailynn Curry pitched a complete-game one-hitter and struck out 10 batters as the Block Bears defeated the Northwood-Lena Gators 15-0 Monday afternoon in an LHSAA District 3-1A game.
The only hit Curry allowed was a single in the bottom of the first inning. He did not walk a single batter and the defense behind him committed no errors.
Despite the lopsided score, Block needed all seven innings to score its 15 runs. The Bears led 9-0 after five innings of play, but they were held scoreless in the top of the sixth inning before plating six runs in the top of the seventh.
Taylor Perron-Krause had the big hit in Block’s half of the seventh with a three-run home run. The Bears also scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning to go up 7-0, which included an RBI triple by Dorian Bowman, who went 3-for-5; a two-run double by Austin Danzy, who went 4-for-4 with a triple; an RBI double by Curry, who was 4-for-5; and an RBI double by Lynderrick Woods, who was 2-for-5.
Trent Coldiron also had a triple and went 3-for-5 and Tyron Cummings was 2-for-4 for Block (9-12, 4-4) which plays host to Montgomery at 4 p.m. Thursday for a varsity doubleheader. It will also be Senior Recognition Night.