Cathedral thumps West Lincoln

Published 11:10 pm Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Natchez Cathedral Green Wave defeated the West Lincoln Bears 18-7 Saturday at West Lincoln.

“It is very simple, we cannot have eight errors with six unearned runs and expect to beat a good team like Cathedral,” said West Lincoln coach David Gilbert. “Cathedral is the defending state champions for a reason and they took advantage of our mistakes. We have to put this game behind us and get ready for very good Enterprise team next week.”

The Bears (11-4, 6-0) will return to action Tuesday when they visit Enterprise to take on the Yellow Jackets in a big division series. Junior varsity action starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

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Cathedral 18, West Lincoln 7 

Natchez Cathedral came out strong in the first three innings to claim a 8-0 lead. West Lincoln managed to break up the shut-out in the bottom of the third, scoring one run.

The Green Wave continued to produce runs in every inning, outscoring West Lincoln 10-6 in the final four.

West Lincoln used a three-man rotation against Cathedral. Kylar Fielder suffered the setback on the mound with two strikeouts and four walks. Seth Bivens (2K, 1BB) and Daniel Spears (3K, 1BB) also pitched in relief.

Lofton Sill was the top hitter at the plate for the Bears with a homerun and two singles. Gabe Nations and Brady Thompson contributed two singles apiece. Nathanael Addison, Spears, Bivens and Fielder hit safely.