Cathedral remains on top

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 7, 2001

Cathedral used an outstanding outing from starting pitcher Chis Norris to stay on top of District 6-2A with a 6-0 win over Wesson on Friday at Chester Willis Field.

Norris allowed no runs and only one hit in six innings of work. He also struck out 10 Cobra batters.

&uot;He (Norris) has been doing a good job for us all season,&uot; Cathedral head coach Ken Beesley said. &uot;We had him on a pitch count, and I wanted to pull him after the fifth. But he talked me into letting him pitch the sixth.&uot;

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Brent Tosspon tossed the final inning in relief and was equally impressive as Norris as he struck out the side in the seventh.

The win leaves the Green Wave with a 5-1 district record. St. Andrews and Loyd Star also played Friday, and the winner will be tied with Cathedral on top of the district standings.

&uot;We approached this game knowing we couldn’t afford to lose to one of the lower teams and still win the district,&uot; Beesley said. &uot;We have to keep pace with St. Andrew and Loyd Star.&uot;

Key Smith got the Green Wave offense started in the bottom of the first when he gave Cathedral a 1-0 lead with a RBI single that scored Ben Eidt. Cathedral continued to build on its lead in the bottom of the second when it scored three runs on just two hits.

Smith also had the big hit in the second when he garnered his third RBI of the night with another clutch single.

Tosspon added an RBI double in the third, and Norris helped his own cause with a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth to make the final score 6-0.

Norris finished the game two-for-four at the plate, and Smith was three-for-four to lead the Green Wave offense.

Cathedral is back in action today as it hosts Franklin County at Chester Willis Field at 1 p.m.