Green Wave unbeaten in division 6-2A

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 24, 2001

Cathedral High pitcher Chris Norris held St. Andrews to six hits and had a key triple in a three-run fifth inning as the Green Wave stayed undefeated in Division 6-2A with a 6-1 win over the Saints Friday night at Chester Willis Field.

Cathedral improved to 6-3-1 overall and, more importantly, 3-0 in district while St. Andrews dropped to 9-7, 2-1. Norris went the distance and allowed one earned run, struck out seven and walked only one in picking up the win.

&uot;He had a great performance. This is the best he’s pitched in a long time,&uot; said Cathedral head coach Ken Beesley, Sr. &uot;He had his curveball working whick kept them off-balanced.&uot;

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After getting the first two batters to hit groundouts, Norris ran into a little trouble as Jim Henegan double and later scored on an RBI single by Trea Brown, the Saints’ starting pitcher.

But Norris settled down and got Abram Orlanskey to ground out to first base to end the top of the first.

Cathedral tied the score at one when Ben Eidt singled and later scored on a St. Andrews error.

It then appeared that the Saints were ready to retake the lead in the top of the third inning when Lee Hall and Jeff Tomlinson led off with back-to-back singles.

But once again, Cathedral got out of the jam as Norris struck out Henegan and Hall and Tomlinson were tagged out on separate rundowns.

&uot;I felt good the whole game,&uot; Norris said. &uot;I had great defense.&uot;

&uot;We played good defense behind him,&uot; Beesley said.

The Saints had another chance to retake the lead with runners on first and second and two outs in the top of the fourth, but Norris got Hewitt Jones to ground out to first. Cathedral finally broke the one-all tie by scoring three times in the bottom of the fifth.

Cathedral returns to Division 6-2A play when it plays at Loyd Star with the JV game at 5 p.m. and the varsity game at 7 p.m. next Tuesday.