Prep baseball: Monterey tops Vidalia 4-2 in tournament

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 2, 2013

MONTEREY — Kade Passman overcame five walks by limiting Vidalia to just five hits and striking out eight batters as the Monterey Wolves defeated the Vikings 4-2 Friday afternoon at the Monterey Tournament.

Passman helped his own cause by driving in three runs as he went 1-for-3 at the plate. He went all seven innings, and the defense behind him didn’t commit a single error. Monterey scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 3-1 lead.

William Handjis was solid in defeat as he allowed four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five batters. Roper Craft had a home run and Nate Thomas had a double for Vidalia.

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The Vikings scored one run in the top of the third inning to make it 3-2 game, but Monterey responded with one run in the bottom of the fifth to go back ahead by two runs.

Dillon Smith went 2-for-3 for the Wolves, who also took advantage of three costly errors by the Vikings.

The Monterey Tournament concludes today. Vidalia (1-3) takes on Block at 10:15 a.m. Monterey (5-0) takes on St. Joseph (Plaucheville) at 4:15 p.m.

Cathedral 10, Hazlehurst 3

MEADVILLE — The Hazlehurst Indians had a 3-0 lead over Cathedral after two and a half innings before the Green Wave exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the third inning en route to its comeback win Friday night at the Franklin County Tournament.

Even though Cathedral had just six hits in the four-inning game, Hazlehurst helped out with four untimely errors. After the Green Wave had its big fourth-inning rally, it added two runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Thomas Garrity was the winning pitcher as he allowed three runs on three hits and four walks, and he struck out three batters in four innings. Jardarius Anderson had a double for the Green Wave.

Cathedral (3-1) hosts Adams County Christian School Tuesday with the junior varsity game at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.

Bowling Green 11, Trinity Episcopal 4

FRANKLINTON, La. — Trent Ball went 4-for-4 with a double and Thomas LeBlanc was 3-for-4 as the Bowling Green School Buccaneers defeated the Trinity Episcopal Saints Friday night.

Bowling Green scored all of its runs in the first three innings. After Trinity scored two runs in the top of the first inning, the Buccaneers answered with one run in the bottom of the first, five runs in the bottom of the second to take the lead for good at 6-2, and five more runs in the bottom of the third for an 11-2 advantage.

The Saints scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning to make it an 11-4 game, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Sky Logan had a triple and both Quinton Logan and Peyton Young went 2-for-3.

Trinity Episcopal (0-3) hosts Centreville Academy at 6 p.m. Monday.

Centreville Academy 13, Copiah Academy 4

CENTREVILLE — Winning pitcher Colby Shaw helped his own cause by going 2-for-4 and Corey Gaulden went 2-for-3 as the Centreville Academy had to rally from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat the Copiah Academy Colonels Friday night.

Shaw gave up one run in the top of the first inning and two more in the top of the second while Centreville itself couldn’t do anything at the plate in the first two innings. Then the bats came alive for the Tigers during a seven-run rally in the bottom of the third inning that gave them the lead and they would not relinquish it. Drew Noland and Tyler Caston each had a double for Centreville.

The Tigers scored five straight runs over the next two innings to take a 12-3 lead before the Colonels scored one run in the top of the sixth to trail 12-4. Centreville got that run back in the bottom of the sixth.

Centreville Academy (2-0) plays at 6 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Monday. The game will be played in Ferriday at Huntington’s old baseball field.