Central Private shuts out Cathedral

Published 12:14 am Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CENTRAL, La. — Jace Pendarvis allowed just one hit and struck out 13 batters to lead the Central Private School Rebels to a 10-0 win over the Cathedral High School Green Wave in six innings Monday afternoon in the MAIS District 5-AAA opener for both teams.

Pendarvis walked four batters over his six innings on the mound and continued to baffle Cathedral’s batters. On the other hand, Central Private’s line-up had its way with starting pitcher Ronnie McMillan and reliever Mason Moore.

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The Rebels scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and that was it for McMillan’s night on the mound. He lasted just one inning and was charged with the loss after allowing four earned runs on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts.

Moore came in and didn’t let the Rebels to have any big innings through his first four innings. However, they did score three runs over that stretch to their lead to 7-0.

Central Private then scored three runs off Moore in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game early.

Moore lasted four and one-third innings and gave up six runs, five of them earned, on seven hits with two strikeouts, three walks, and one hit batter. McMillan had the only base-hit for the Green Wave.

Cold Birdsong led the Rebels at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Mike Friedman was 2-for-3 with a home run, five runs batted in and one run scored.  Beau Powers had a double and three RBIs while Gabe Spedale had a double.

Cathedral (4-5, 0-1) hosts Central Private School for a district varsity doubleheader at Chester Willis Field on Thursday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Forest Hill at Natchez High cancelled

NATCHEZ — Natchez High School’s varsity doubleheader against MHSAA Region 6-5A rival Forest Hill High School that was scheduled for today at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Chester Willis Field has been cancelled.

Natchez High head coach Dan Smith said Monday night that Forest Hill head coach Avery Mason had to go to a Jackson hospital and because of that, the games were called off. Smith said he hopes the games will be rescheduled.

Smith said he would try calling other coaches in hopes of having a game played today.