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Blake Ress, Commissioner
June 16, 2007
No Luck Needed For The Irish; Cathedral Wins 4A Title
On the strength of a dominant pitching performance by senior Anthony Agnew, the Indianapolis Cathedral Fighting Irish (29-4) defeated the Kokomo Wildkats (28-4), 7-2, to capture the 4A baseball crown at Victory Field.
allowed just four hits in the game to finish the season with a perfect 13-0
record. He struck out eight
wasted no time in denting the plate when junior catcher Jack Lupo lined a double down the left field line to lead off
the game. The throw to second was wide of the bag and ended up in the stands which allowed Lupo to be
awarded third. Agnew helped his own cause with a hard hit ground ball to
Cathedral added an insurance run in the sixth on a double by Darragh scoring Ranek to give the Irish a 4-0 lead. The Irish scored three more runs in the seventh to clinch their second IHSAA baseball title and first in Class 4A to go with their 4A runner up finish a year ago. Cathedral was crowned 3A champion in 2001.
Quinnette accounted for two of the Wildkats four hits as he singled and stole a base in the fourth and doubled and scored in the seventh.
To go with his sparkling pitching performance for Cathedral, Agnew drove in two runs in his two official trips to the plate and Paligraf plated a pair of runs with this three hit evening.
The Wildkats (28-4) were making their first appearance in the
finals since 1988. They were coached by Steve Edwards who was in his third year
at the helm.
Cathedral won three IHSAA state championships in 2006-07. In addition to their baseball title, the Irish also won the 4A volleyball and 4A football titles this past fall.
Andrew Quinnette of
Andrew Quinnette of
Andrew ranked 29th in his graduating class of 342 with a 3.87 overall GPA. He was awarded the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Scholar Athlete Award 2007 and Academic “K” Award.
Andrew was honored all-conference for baseball and tennis for two years apiece. He was president of Boy’s Legion, Secretary of Rotary Club and a member of National Honor Society for two years.
Andrew was given the Total Person Scholarship by the Rotary Club. He also received the K-Club Mike Cowan Memorial Scholarship.
He is the
son of Gary and JoAnn Quinnette
received a baseball and presidential scholarship to
of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented
a $1,000 scholarship to
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