Girls’ Prep Roundup: Cathedral sneaks past St. Al

Published 12:07 am Friday, April 4, 2014

NATCHEZ — Even though the Cathedral Lady Green Wave had just two hits off St. Aloysius pitcher Avery Parman, it was the two that made the difference.

Both McKenzie Milligan and Baylee Graning had a single, stole two bases and scored a run in leading Cathedral to a hard-fought 3-2 win over the Lady Flashes Thursday afternoon in an MHSAA Region 7-1A game.

Cathedral scored first in the bottom of the third inning, but St. Aloysius took the lead with a two-run rally in the top of the sixth inning. However, the Lady Green Wave responded with a two-run rally of its own in the bottom of the sixth.

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Caroline Kaiser reached on a walk, stole one base and later scored one of the Lady Green Wave’s three runs. Mackenzie Watts had an RBI sacrifice fly and Milligan had one RBI.

Cathedral (5-5, 1-1) next plays at the Catholic Tournament at St. Aloysius Saturday.

Jena 5, Vidalia 3

JENA, La. — Kelsey Bradford hit two solo home runs and Jena took advantage of two costly errors by Vidalia as the Lady Giants prevailed with a 5-3 win over the Lady Vikings Thursday afternoon in an LHSAA District 3-3A game.

Vidalia out-hit Jena 10 to eight, but the Lady Vikings could not put enough hits together to get them over the hump. Darian Thacker went the distance for Jena and struck out 10 batters to pick up the win. Taylor Rodgers suffered the loss despite striking out five and walked just two in six innings.

Rodgers went 2-for-3 with a double, Cassie Gonzales had a double, Katelynn Bertelsen went 2-for-3, and Katelin Temple was also 2-for-3 for Vidalia (8-8, 3-4), which plays at Franklin Parish at 5 p.m. today.

Monterey 9, Harrisonburg 0

MONTEREY — Karlee Woodruff hit two home runs and Paige Bryan threw a complete-game five-hitter as the Monterey Lady Wolves defeated the Harrisonburg Lady Bulldogs 9-0 Thursday afternoon in an LHSAA District 6-B game.

Woodruff hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning that gave Monterey the early advantage. She added a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth. Bailey Book hit a two-run double in the bottom of the third inning.

Bryan struck out seven, walked none, and helped her own cause by going 2-for-3 with two doubles. Woodruff also went 2-for-3 at the plate.

Monterey (10-7, 3-1) doesn’t play again until next Tuesday at 4 p.m. for a home game against Grace Christian.