Cathedral blasts West Lincoln

Published 3:00 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Cathedral Green Wave used a strong performance from pitcher Patrick McDonough and timely hitting to make quick work of West Lincoln Tuesday night.

McDonough struck out 14 Bears batters and allowed only two hits, and the Green Wave pounded out 10 hits to take a 10-0 district victory.

“Patrick’s gotten his control on three pitches now,” Green Wave head coach Craig Beesley said. “He’s had two shutouts in a row now. If he can continue to throw this way, I’ll feel good next week with St. Al coming in.”

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Cathedral (5-1, 1-0 in district play) got one run in the first, second and third innings, but the floodgates opened in the fourth, when the Green Wave scored four runs with RBI from Jesse Morrison, McDonough and Daniel Jenkins.

Kole Junkin ended the game with a two-RBI triple to invoke the mercy rule in the sixth inning.

McDonough picked up the win for Cathedral, and Matt Bowman took the loss for West Lincoln.

If there was to be one negative taken from the win, it was poor base running, according to Beesley. The Green Wave had four outs on the basepaths in the first three innings.

“Looking back on the game, I’m disappointed in our base running,” he said. “We have to do a better job on the basepaths.”

Leading batters for Cathedral included McDonough (1-for-2, a double and one RBI), Morrison (2-for-4, a double and two RBI), Junkin (2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI) and Blasé Bradford (2-for-3 with a double).

The Green Wave will next hit the field Friday, when they hit the road to take on district foe Bogue Chitto.