Prep Baseball Round up: Amite Rebels beat Tigers 10-8
CENTREVILLE — The Amite School Center Rebels held on for a 10-8 win over the Centreville Academy Tigers at Tiger Field Tuesday night in an MAIS District 4-AA game. No other information on the game was available.
Centreville Academy (N/A, 2-1) plays at Amite School Center Friday with the junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.
Vidalia 8, FCCS 7 (Monday)
VIDALIA — CJ Chatman drove in three runs, including the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning, to lead the Vidalia High School Vikings to an 8-7 victory over the Family Community Christian School Warriors Monday afternoon.
Nick Melton came on in relief of starting pitcher Tristan Weatherly and picked up the win after holding FCCS to two runs on three hits in two and two-thirds inning. Weatherly was solid through the first four innings, but ran into trouble in the top of the fifth and gave up five runs on five hits in his four and one-third innings.
Vidalia scored two runs each in the bottom of the first and third innings to grab a 4-2 lead. That lead didn’t last long as the Warriors not only got to Weatherly, but they also took advantage of several fielding and throwing miscues by the Vikings for a four-run rally in the top of the fifth for a 6-4 lead.
However, the Vikings responded with a three-run rally of their own for a 7-6 advantage. FCCS tied the game in the top of the sixth before Chatman came through in the clutch. Chatman was the only multiple hitter for Vidalia, going 3-for-4. Adam Eames had a double.
Both teams had eight hits in the game and the Vikings somehow won the game despite committing seven errors to just one error committed by the Warriors.
Vidalia (12-7 overall, 4-2 in LHSAA District 2-2A) plays at Oak Grove High School on Friday with the junior varsity game at 4 p.m. and the varsity game at 6 p.m.
Cathedral 6, Silliman Institute 2 (Monday)
CLINTON, La. — Hollis Lees had just one hit in his four at-bats, but he made most of it with a three-run triple in the top of the third inning as the Cathedral High School Green Wave stunned the Silliman Institute Wildcats 6-2 Monday afternoon in a pivotal MAIS District 5-AAA game.
“That was the big hit for us in the third inning,” Cathedral head coach Craig Beesley said Tuesday afternoon. “That cleared the bases.”
Cathedral ended up scoring six runs in the top of the third inning for a 6-2 and the Green Wave solid pitching from Sam Mosby and Landon Lees to hold a good-hitting Silliman team to just five hits.
The Wildcats were held scoreless until they scored two runs off Landon Lees in the bottom of the fifth inning. But they weren’t able to get nearly enough runners on base to get back in the game.
Mosby was the winning pitcher after pitching three shutout innings on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Landon Lees allowed two earned runs on one hit and one walk with four strikeouts.
“We played a good game and hopefully we can follow that up tomorrow night,” Beesley said.
Conner Murray went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored while Noah Russ was 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored for the Green Wave, which had nine base hits.
Reid Kelly was charged with the loss after a short stint on the mound in which gave up five earned runs on five hits with two walks, one hit batter, and just one strikeout. Hastings Dawson came on in relief and allowed one run on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over four and two-thirds innings.
Cathedral (8-8, 1-3) hosts Silliman Institute for a varsity doubleheader at Chester Willis Field today at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.