Tough test

Cathedral Prep tops Warren 12-3 in Region 5 action

Warren’s Brady Berdine hits a home run on Monday in a 12-3 loss to visiting Cathedral Prep. Photo by Mark Evans

Cathedral Prep scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 12-3 Region 5 victory on Monday over host Warren.

“I was honestly really pleased with how we played tonight for the most part,” said Warren coach Andrew Morrison, whose Dragons are 1-2 in the region. “We made them hit the ball and make plays, and they did that because they are really good. We’ve had some ugly games against them in the past, but this wasn’t that. We made them work for a full seven innings.

“I thought Carter (Cochran) and AJ (Slattery) really did a nice job on the mound,” said Morrison. “It was the first real varsity pitching experience for both of them; that’s tough to do against one of the best teams in the state. They both did a good job of keeping them unbalanced at times with the breaking ball. Our defense was pretty solid again — only one error and they put the ball in play 25 times.”

Cochran threw four innings, allowing seven runs in six hits and three walks, striking out six. Slattery allowed four earned runs on five hits and four walks over three innings.

Brady Berdine led Warren with a double and home run and two of the three RBIs.

“Decent day offensively; still a few too many strikeouts for my liking, but still improving,” said Morrison. “Brady had another great day, hitting a homer the opposite way at our field is no joke.”

Wake Forest commit Andrew Costello was 4 for 5 with two doubles, two home runs, four runs scored and four RBIs for Prep.

“Credit to them; like I said, they are a really good team, very talented and well-coached,” said Morrison. “Really impressed with some of their players. I think I’ll probably be taking my kids to watch the Costello kid play in the MLB someday.

“It doesn’t get much easier the next two days,” he said. “Meadville is 8-0 and McDowell is a really good AAAAAA team. We have to keep controlling what we can control and trust that the wins will follow.”


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