Lady Wave win district with doubleheader sweep

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 18, 2010

PASCAGOULA — The Cathedral Lady Green Wave had already clinched a spot in the Class 1A South State Playoffs in fast-pitch softball. On Saturday, it was a matter of whether they would finish first or second in Division 8-1A.

Well, thanks to a doubleheader sweep of an overmatched Resurrection team, Cathedral clinched first place in the division standings. In Game 1, Mollie Devening pitched a no-hitter as the Lady Green Wave annihilated the Lady Eagles 22-1 in just three innings.

Despite the long road trip, Cathedral was not phased in the least bit. And definitely not in the top of the first inning as the Lady Green Wave scored an astonishing 14 runs. It was just a matter of how many more runs they would score before that game ended.

They would score eight over the next two innings and somehow the Lady Eagles scored their only run in the bottom of the third.

Ginny Daggett went 2-for-2 with a home run, Beth Fortenbery was 2-for-3 with a double and Betsy Daggett had a double. Despite the lopsided win, Cathedral had just seven hits in the game. That’s because Resurrection walked a lot of batters and committed five errors.

In the second game, Cathedral once again jumped out to a big lead — although not as big as in the first game — and cruised to a 15-0 win in, once again, three innings.

Ginny Daggett was the winning pitcher in Game 2 as she allowed two hits and struck out six batters.

The Lady Green Wave scored six runs in the top of the first inning before the Lady Eagles went to bat. In the top of the second inning, Cathedral scored five runs to make it an 11-0 game and finished off Resurrection by scoring four runs in the top of the third.

McKenzie Milligan went 2-for-3 with a double and Fortenbery had a double for the second straight game.

With the wins, Cathedral improved to 15-8 overall and won the division championship with a 3-1 record.