Baseball roundups: Cathedral baseball tops West Lincoln

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BROOKHAVEN — For the Cathedral Green Wave, it’s one win on the road down and one win at home to go on the path to the Region 7-1A championship.

Tyler Morrison pitched seven solid innings and Caleb Upton hit two home runs to lead Cathedral to a 13-2 win over West Lincoln Tuesday night that gives the Green Wave a 4-1 record in region play. A win over the Bears on Friday night at Chester Willis Field gives Cathedral the Region 7-1A title outright.

Morrison didn’t allow a run until the bottom of the sixth inning. He gave up two runs on five hits, struck out 11 batters and walked just two.

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“I was pleased with the way Tyler pitched tonight. That was his best outing this year,” Cathedral head coach Craig Beesley said.

Upton wasn’t the only player in the lineup for the Green Wave who stepped up at the plate. So did Rudy Lazarus, who went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Upton was 3-for-4.

“I thought Rudy and Caleb swung the bats well for us in the middle of the lineup,” Beesley said.

Cathedral only led 1-0 after two innings of play before scoring five runs in the top of the third inning to take command of the game. The Green Wave had a 9-0 lead before West Lincoln finally got on the scoreboard. Cathedral tacked on four more runs in the top of the seventh.

The Green Wave ended up with 15 hits in the game with nine of them going for extra bases. And seven of those were doubles. Austin Chauvin went 2-for-4 with a double while Collin Hammons, Blake Martin, Barrett Young and Thomas Garrity each had a double.

As for the win itself, Beesley said, “That also put us in good position in the district race. If we win Friday, we’ll finish first in the district and we’ll have the week off. We basically get a bye in the first round. But we’ve got to win Friday.”

The junior varsity game starts at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.

Monterey 6, Block 5

MONTEREY, La. — Hayden Cassels and Jeffrey Spann came through for Monterey at a pivotal point in its game against Block with RBI base hits in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Wolves rallied to defeat the Bears Tuesday afternoon.

Monterey trailed Block 5-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning before taking advantage of a few walks to eventually load the bases – the third time the Wolves had been in this situation during the game. And the third time was indeed the charm as Cassels cleared the bases with a triple and then scored on a single by Spann.

“They walked a couple of batters. We had a big bases-loaded triple that tied it and an RBI single right after that,” Monterey head coach Eric Richard said.

The first two times the Wolves had the bases loaded, they came up empty. And it didn’t look like they showed any signs of mounting that kind of a comeback. Especially considering they had just a few hits in the first five innings. Block head coach Stevie McCarthy said that Monterey had just four hits for the game. Richard felt like his team had more than that.

“I think we had a little more than four. Not too many more. Maybe five or six,” Richard said. “We didn’t get very many hits when we had runners on base. Our pitcher (Ashton Holland) did a good job keeping us in it until we could get that big hit.”

Cody Herrington, who suffered the loss for Block, hit a home run as did Chase Duncan, who went 3-for-4. Dylan Mayor went 2-for-3 with a double and Trey Vault had a double.

Monterey (7-11) hosts Avoyelles Charter in a District 6-B game Thursday at 4 p.m. Block (9-11) returns to District 3-1A action on Friday when it plays at Northwood-Lena at 4 p.m.

Natchez High 18, Wingfield 0

JACKSON — Even though the Wingfield Falcons said enough was enough after walking 12 batters in the top of the third inning to aid in Natchez High scoring 13 runs for an 18-0 win in Division 6-6A action Tuesday afternoon, Javon Washington will still go down as pitching a no-hitter.

That’s right, the game went just two and a half innings. Wingfield didn’t even bother to bat in the bottom of the third. The Falcons were simply no match for the Bulldogs.

In his two innings of work on the mound, Washington struck out three and walked one.

And because of all the walks issued by Wingfield, Natchez High (13-7, 6-2) had just six hits in the game. Trevon Chatman went 3-for-3 with a home run. Both Alfred Banks and Jadarrius Williams had a double.

Natchez High steps out of division play on Friday when it plays at Ridgeland. The JV game begins at 5 p.m. and the varsity game gets under way at 7 p.m.