Cathedral falls to Simpson Academy, lose on senior night, 11-1

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday night marked the final home game for six Cathedral High School players. And although things didn’t go quite as planned in the 11-1 loss to Simpson Academy in five innings, CHS coach Craig Beesley said was proud of the determination each of his players showed throughout the year.

Zach Flattman, Craig Bradley, Landon Havard, Robert Hargrave, Daniel Garrity and Jae Eidt each wrapped up their time at home in a Green Wave uniform.

“They’ve been good for us this year,” Beesley said of his seniors. “Some of them have been starting for us for four or five years. It’s hard to see them go, especially not being in the playoffs. They’ve been good to Cathedral baseball, and we look forward to big things from them in the future.”

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The key inning came in the first after Simpson jumped out to 4-0 lead to open the scoring. Cathedral managed to load the bases with only one out, but was only able to push across one run in the rally. 

The Cougars then put the game out of reach with a five-run rally in the second, and completed the run-rule win off with solo runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings.

Jae Eidt drove in the Green Wave’s lone run with a sharp single to center.

“We got behind early, then we come in and load the bases with only one out,” Beesley said. “I was thinking we were going to get back in the game, but we couldn’t put any runs across the plate.”

Cathedral will wrap up its regular season with a road trip to Simpson on Friday.

Beesley said despite his squad being eliminated from postseason play, the Green Wave are still playing for a purpose.

“I just want to see us compete through the end of the season,” Beesley said. “We’re trying to fight to be .500 on the year, that’s what we’re shooting for now.”