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Cathedral blows out Weir 16-3

WEIR — It took a little while for the Cathedral bats to really get going Friday night in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.

Once they did, however, they left a path of destruction in their wake.

Cathedral rode a 7-run fourth inning to a 16-3 victory against Weir Friday, capping off a 2-0 series win and sending the Green Wave to the South State round of the postseason.

“We didn’t swing the bat well early in the game, but as the game went along, we started hitting better,” Cathedral coach Craig Beesley said.

“I just think we had a better approach later in the game. We had a long bus ride up there, and I don’t think we were as focused early.”

Tyler Morrison got the win for Cathedral, giving up just three runs, two of which came on errors, Beesley said.

“He did a good job for us,” Beesley said. “We made a few fielding mistakes and made some bad throws that scored two of the three runs, but he threw strikes. That’s the main thing we’re looking for, throwing strikes and letting the defense play behind him, and we did that tonight.”

Caleb Upton finished the game 3-for-5 for Cathedral. Tyler Ballard went 2-for-3 and Rudy Lazarus was 3-for-3.

With the win, Cathedral (19-5) faces the possibility of seeing rival St. Aloysius in the South State round next Thursday.

“I’m sure it’ll be a big series if it happens,” Beesley said. “Either way, we’re glad to be there, and we’ll be ready to play.”

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