Cathedral wins both games of doubleheader against ASC
NATCHEZ — Cathedral’s baseball team faced off against Amite School Center in a doubleheader Tuesday night and the Green Wave had very little trouble adding two wins to their total against the Rebels.
Cathedral (6-1) dominated both games, winning 14-3 in game one and 11-1 in game two.
After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first inning of game one, the Green Wave came out and scored six runs on six hits to take a commanding lead after the first.
Cathedral started the inning out with a strike out, a walk and a ground out and it did not look like much was going to happen for them in the first. But, then Collin Hammons singled and Austin Chauvin walked to load the bases and Cathedral racked up five straight hits.
Blake Martin started the scoring with a hit that scored two runs. Martin’s hit was followed by a Thomas Garrity RBI single, a Tyler Morrison double that scored two and a Jake Brown double that scored Morrison.
Cathedral would add three more runs in the second and 4 more in the third to give them a ten run lead.
“We got out to a pretty good lead early and swung the bats well in the first couple of innings and then we kept the pressure on,” Cathedral coach Craig Beesley said.
Beesley was pleased with his teams offense and hopes it is a sign of his team heating up.
“Hopefully we are starting to come around now that we’re playing more games.”
Hammons led the Green Wave offensively. He tallied three singles in four at-bats and scored a run. Morrison drove in two runs and went 2-for-3 with a double. Daniel Huffines, Blake Martin and Thomas Garrity also had multiple hits.
Hammons started the game for the Green Wave and got the victory. He went five innings, giving up three runs, two of which were earned, on three hits and walked four.
“(Hammons) did good,” Beesley said.
“It’s only his second time out this year. He had a couple of control issues early but settled down.”
The Cathedral defense had some issues early as well, making two errors in the first inning but Beesley was pleased with their effort and the way they settled down, he said.
It was déjà vu for the Green Wave in game two, as they again put up six runs in the first inning off Rebel pitcher Will McNabb.
“We got off to a good start again, scoring six in the first,” Beesley said.
“We continued to swing the bats well and guys are getting more comfortable at the plate.”
Hammons was the offensive leader for the Green wave again in game two, who went 2-2 with a double and a triple. Caleb Upton went 3-for-4 in game two and Rudy Lazarus added two hits, including one double.
Tyler Morrison got the win for Cathedral in game two after pitching two scoreless innings. Jake Brown came in to finish the last three innings for the Green Wave.
Beesley is starting to see some things start working for Cathedral now that they are getting back in their routine after having so many rainouts recently.
“If (the pitchers) keep throwing strikes and if we can continue to play good defense I think we’re going to be okay,” Beesley said.
Cathedral’s record improved to 6-1 after the two wins and they will face Brookhaven, Thurs. at 5 p.m.