Cathedral softball rallies to beat St. Aloysius 3-2

Published 12:01 am Sunday, March 10, 2013

VICKSBURG — Tori Edwards capped off a wild fifth inning by singling in McKenzie Milligan with the game-winning run in the bottom of that inning as the Cathedral Lady Green Wave rallied to defeat the St. Aloysius Lady Flashes 3-2 Saturday afternoon in the third-place game of the Warren Central Tournament.

Cathedral took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning before an error brought in two runs in the top of the fifth inning that gave St. Aloysius a 2-1 lead.

Abby Brown led off the bottom of the fifth with a single. Then Brown beat out the throw to second on a fielder’s choice by Milligan. MacKenzie Watts laid down a perfect bunt single to reach first base safely and load the bases.

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Winning pitcher Mollie Devening, who allowed no earned runs and allowed just three hits in five innings, singled in Brown with the game-tying run before Edwards brought in Milligan to complete the comeback.

Cathedral collected eight hits in the game and was led by Brown, who went 2-for-2, and Edwards, who was 2-for-3.

That win improved Cathedral’s overall record to 6-2-1. The Lady Green Wave hosts Brookhaven on Thursday with the junior varsity game at 5 p.m. and the varsity game at 6 p.m.

Cathedral ended up playing in the third-place game after losing first losing to the Terry Lady Bulldogs 10-6 and then defeating the Vicksburg Missy Gators 5-0.

In the loss to Terry, Devening allowed four earned runs on eight hits with two strikeouts in the five-inning contest. She also went 2-for-3 with a double while Milligan was 3-for-3 and Edwards was 2-for-3.

In the win over Vicksburg, Devening pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight batters while walking none in five innings. She also had a double. Cathedral scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.

Monterey defeats Acadiana, falls to Westminster Christian to go 2-1 at OPHS Tournament

MONROE, La. — The Monterey Lady Wolves got a strong pitching performance from Paige Bryan in an 8-4 win over the Acadiana Lady Rams Saturday morning at the Ouachita Parish High School Tournament on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Bryan allowed four runs on just five hits, struck out two and walked three. She also went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Bailey New hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning and she also went 2-for-3.

After Acadiana scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning, Monterey responded with two runs in the top of the third inning and three in the top of the fourth for a 6-2 lead. The Lady Rams made it a 6-4 game in the bottom of the sixth before the Lady Wolves answered with two runs of their own in the top of the seventh.

The second game of the game didn’t fare so well for Monterey as it lost to the Westminster Christian Lady Crusaders 14-2. Despite the lopsided score, the game went seven innings because Westminster Christian was unable to run-rule Monterey earlier in the game.

Bryan was charged with the loss after going four innings. Karlee Woodruff went the final three innings for the Lady Wolves.

In its game Friday night, Monterey got a three-run home run from Woodruff in the bottom of the first inning and that was all the offense the Lady Wolves needed in a 3-1 win over the Franklin Parish Lady Patriots.

Monterey (7-6) hosts Rapides at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.