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Cathedral High throws no-hitter against Monterey High

MONTEREY —Two Cathedral High baseball players combine to throw a no-hitter in the 17-0 win over Monterey on Monday night.

Jake Hariston pitched the first three innings. He gave up three walks and struck out three batters. Mason Moore came into the bottom of the fourth inning and struck out one batter.

“I was proud with the way they both pitched,” Craig Beesley, Cathedral baseball coach, said. “We have a lot of young pitchers step up for us this year. You never expect to throw no-hitters, but you hope to. It just doesn’t happen very often. To have two in one year is very special.”

This is the second no-hitter the Green Wave have pitched this season. The first came on Feb. 22 when Cathedral won 12-0 over Wesson Attendance Center. Landon Lees, Ronnie McMillan, Hairston and Russ gave up no hits and no runs in the Feb. 22 game against Wesson.

The Green Wave’s bats came alive in the top of the fourth inning with 16 runs scored in the inning. Russ scored two runs in the inning with a single to Monterey High’s shortstop C. Roach.  Will Mabry scored two runs on a double to right field in the inning.

Landon Lees singled to left field to score the eighth run in the top of the fourth inning for the Green Wave. Ronnie McMillan scored a run on a single to left field in the fourth inning for Cathedral’s 16th run.

After the game against Natchez High Tuesday, Cathedral (5-1) will travel to Natchez High (4-4) at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Green Wave and the Bulldogs will play three times in the season.

“It’s going to be a tough game for us,” Beesley said. “Natchez has great athletes and they’re going to use their speed to put pressure on us defensively. Hopefully, we can play defense and contain them.”

The Monterey High Wolves (2-2) did not hit nor score any runs in the game. The Wolves will travel to ACCS (1-1) at 6 p.m. Friday.