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Cathedral takes two wins in Vidalia

VIDALIA — It was a good day for the Cathedral Lady Green Wave at the Vidalia Softball Tournament. They won both of their games Saturday, including one over the host team.

Cathedral head coach Gary Blackwell thought his team was going to take on LaSalle in the 10 a.m. game, but instead the Lady Green Wave went up against the host Vidalia Lady Vikings.

Led by Ginny Daggett on the mound and MacKenzie Watts at the plate, Cathedral rolled past Vidalia 9-4 in five innings. Even though the Lady Vikings scored four runs, they only had four hits off Daggett in her five innings on the mound.

The Lady Green Wave, on the other hand, had 14 hits in the game. Watts went 3-for-3 and Peyton Monticello had a double. For Vidalia, Kadesia Thomas had a triple and Kennedy Beard had a double

Cathedral took control of the game by scoring four runs in the top of the second inning and two in the top of the third for a 6-0 advantage. After Vidalia scored one run in the bottom of the third, both teams scored the same amount of runs in the final two innings.

In Game 2, Cathedral scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning to break a tie ball game as the Lady Green Wave got past the LaSalle Lady Tigers 7-3.

McKenzie Milligan allowed just four hits over five innings to get the win. She helped her own cause by going 3-for-3 at the plate. Monticello and Watts both went 2-for-3 and Beth Fortenbery had a double for Cathedral.

“They came out and played today. They were ready to play,” Cathedral head coach Gary Blackwell said. “With Mollie (Devening) out, we had to shift our defense around. Everybody stepped up and it was a great team effort today.”

As for how Daggett and Milligan performed on the mound, Blackwell said, “They both did a fantastic job. They stepped up and pitched really good. Both of them did. They kept their composure every time they got in a little fix.”

Blackwell said it was good to see the bats get going again after being in a bit of a slump in recent weeks.

“We got our bats rolling again. It was a really good day for us with our first district game coming up Tuesday against Salem,” Blackwell said.

Cathedral (11-5) plays at Salem in its Division 8-1A opener Tuesday with the junior varsity game at 5 p.m. and the varsity game at 6 p.m.

Monterey splits two at ASH Tournament

ALEXANDRIA, La. — The Monterey Lady Wolves went 1-1 Saturday at the Alexandria Senior High Softball Tournament. Monterey defeated Grace Christian 5-3 and then lost to Bolton 5-4.

Monterey was able to get past the Grace Christian Lady Warriors despite committing eight errors. Winning pitcher Ellen Bairnsfather went the distance as she gave up just four hits and struck out eight.

Bailey New hit a home run while Taylor Morace went 2-fo-4 with two doubles and one run batted in and Jody Duncan doubled in two runs. Karlee Woodruff was 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI.

In the second game, Monterey took a 4-3 lead over Bolton into the bottom of the sixth inning before the Lady Bears scored two runs to win the game.

Chew was the winning pitcher for Bolton and she hit a home run. Fontenot was 2-for-3 with a double. Even though she was the losing pitcher, Monterey’s Paige Bryan went 2-for-3 with a double.

Monterey (14-3) returns to District 6-B action on Tuesday when it plays at Harrisonburg at 4 p.m.

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