VINCENNES — The Washington Catholic baseball team (6-9) was able to avoid the rain long enough to defeat the Vincennes Rivet Patriots 3-2 on Friday at Rivet.

The Cardinals scored two runs in the top of the third, as David Wichman and Jimmy Mitchell both scored. Mitchell drove in Wichman with a single, while Mitchell scored on a hard hit ball from Logan Hawthorne.

Rivet added a run in the bottom of the third, but WC made it 3-1 when Hawthorne doubled in Matt Bezy.

“Logan had a heck of a game going 1-3, but driving in two runs,” said WC coach Steve Reed. “He also made the play of the game in the seventh, by backing up a throw to first and gunning down the runner at second that could have been the tying run. He picked up right where he left off after his two-run homer against Linton.”

Bezy got the win for the Cards. He went all seven and scattered nine hits, with four strikeouts.

“Anytime you give up nine hits and score just two runs, then you know he made some quality pitches,” added Reed.

Also getting hits were Wichman at 2-4, Mitchell, who was 1-3 and Ron Bozarth, who was 2-3.

The win was the third against a potential sectional opponent, as the Cards have also defeated Shoals and North Daviess, but lost to Loogootee.

“It is always good to win a tight game, because it gives you confidence,” said Reed.

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