Prep Roundup: Monterey stuns Lady Tigers 1-0

Published 12:03am Saturday, May 3, 2014

SULPHUR, La. — Tiffany Weeks singled in Karlee Woodruff with the game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning as the sixth-seeded Monterey Lady Wolves stunned the third-seeded Castor Lady Tigers 1-0 Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the LHSAA Class B State Tournament at Frasch Park.

Woodruff started the rally with a two-out single, advanced on an error, and scored on Weeks’ base hit. Woodruff ended up going 3-for-4 in a game that was lower scoring than expected.

Paige Bryan pitched eight shutout innings, allowed just six hits, walked only one batter and struck out 10 batters to win a pitcher’s duel with Castor’s Molly Wilson. Wilson gave up seven hits, struck out eight and walked two and she went 2-for-4 with a double.

Monterey (16-7) will take on No. 2 seed Quitman at 11 a.m. today in the state semifinals. If Monterey wins that game, it will advance to the championship game at 5 p.m. today.

Cathedral 1, Stringer 0

NATCHEZ — Stringer starting pitcher Madison Scoggin held Cathedral to just two hits, but it was the second one that turned out to be the biggest one as the Lady Green Wave defeated the Lady Red Devils 1-0 Friday afternoon in Game 1 of this semifinal round of the MHSAA Class 1A South State Playoffs.

Caroline Kaiser hit a one-out single, advanced to third base on an error that allowed McKenzie Milligan to reach first base, and scored on another error that allowed Mackenzie Watts to reach first base for the game-winning run and a 1-0 series lead.

Elizabeth Smith was the winning pitcher as she threw a complete-game three-hitter with six strikeouts, no walks and one hit batter. Scoggin suffered the loss despite allowing no earned runs with five strikeouts and one walk.

Cathedral (11-11) plays at Stringer 6:30 p.m. today for Game 2 of the best-of-three series. Game 3, if necessary, will follow the completion of Game 2.

Choctaw Central 6, Franklin County 1

PHILADELPHIA — Choctaw Central took advantage of Franklin County miscues during a four-run second inning as the Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Bulldogs 6-2 Friday afternoon in Game 1 of the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 3A South State Playoffs.

Franklin County scored its only run of the game in the top of the third inning and by that time the Lady Bulldogs were already trailing 5-0. They were held to just five hits, all of them singles, and were led by a 2-for-3 effort from Jamecia Starks.

Harley McKay was charged with the loss after allowing six runs, two earned, on seven hits with four strikeouts in six innings.

Franklin County (14-8) must win both games today at home against Choctaw Central if it’s to advance to the South State Championship series. Game 2 gets under way at 2 p.m. and if there is a third and deciding game, it will follow the completion of Game 2.

Sumrall boys 4,

Franklin Co. boys 1

BUDE — Drake Nightingale pitched a no-hitter for Sumrall High School as the Bobcats defeated the Franklin County High School Bulldogs 4-1 Friday night to sweep the best-of-three series in the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A South State Playoffs.

Nightingale struck out eight batters and walked three. He also went 2-for- at the plate.

Even though he dominated and for the most part frustrated the Bulldogs from start to finish, Sumrall didn’t give him any run support until going on a three-run rally in the top of the fifth inning to take the lead for good.

The Bobcats added another run in the top of the seventh inning. Nightingale, Trace Jordan and Brady Hicks each had two hits for Sumrall, which ended up with 10 total hits.

Derick Brumfield did his part to keep Franklin County in the game even with its bats being silenced by Nightingale. Unfortunately, it wasn’t just the offense that couldn’t help out. The defense behind him committed four costly errors. Brumfield gave up four runs, earned, on 10 hits with four strikeouts.

Franklin County, the runner-up in Region 7-3A, finished with an overall record of 16-9.