Cathedral sweeps two in tourney

Published 12:14 am Saturday, March 15, 2008

ALEXANDRIA, La. — Led by some outstanding pitching from Laura Perilloux, Mollie Devening and Ginny Daggett, Cathedral won both its games Friday at the Grace Christian Tournament.

Perilloux and Devening combined to pitch a no-hitter as the Lady Green Wave defeated the Family Christian Academy Lady Flames of Baton Rouge 12-2 in four innings in their first game of the day.

Perilloux pitched the first two innings, struck out two, and was credited with the win after Cathedral took the lead for good with a three-run rally in the bottom of the second inning for a 5-2 lead. Devening pitched the last two innings and she also struck out two.

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Joanna Waller hit a home run, Mae Durkin had a triple, and Daggett as well as Devening each had two hits for the Lady Green Wave.

“We put the ball in play. I couldn’t ask for anything more,” Cathedral head coach Pam Clayton said. “They definitely rose to the occasion today. Their hits came around today.”

In a 15-3 win over the Bethel Christian Lady Eagles, Devening gave up three runs in the bottom of the first inning after Cathedral jumped out to an early 7-0 lead. After the Lady Green Wave scored five more runs in the top of the second, Devening settled down and shut down the Lady Eagles in the bottom of the second and got the win.

Ginny Daggett came on in relief for Devening and struck out six Bethel Christian batters in the final two innings.

“They were just on. Our seventh- and eighth-grade pitchers looked outstanding,” Clayton said. “We kept errors to a minimum, which has been our problem.”

Cathedral (6-7) had 11 hits off Bethel Christian pitching. Betsy Daggett went 3-for-4 and Anna Huffines was 2-for-2 with a triple.

Franklin County, on the other hand, had its offense shut down by Avoyelles as the Lady Bulldogs lost to the Lady Mustangs 6-0 in five innings.

Avoyelles had fewer hits than Franklin County (6-3) – three for the Lady Mustangs, four for the Lady Bulldogs – but they took advantage of six errors. Avoyelles scored three runs in the third inning and fifth innings.