Vikings roll over previously unbeaten Clinton|[3/5/05]
Published 12:00 am Monday, March 7, 2005
Ryan Grey’s monstrous home run to left-centerfield put an exclamation point on one of the biggest win of the early season for Warren Central.
Grey, a senior first baseman, also had two singles to go along with the round tripper in a 13-4 thumping of the previously unbeaten Arrows (7-1).
“There was no doubt the confidence was overflowing at the plate,” WC coach Randy Broome said.
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Nick Carson doubled and singled and Josh Gordon hit a two-run home run to back a strong pitching performance from Drew Warnock.
Warnock carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning to improve to 2-0 on the season. He scattered four hits and allowed four runs.
Ben Koestler added a pair of hits and Cody Ferguson doubled for the Vikings (6-2), who are scheduled to play at home against Lafayette County today at 1.
St. Aloysius 14, Enterprise 8
Solid hitting and a late-game comeback by St. Aloysius propelled it to a win over Enterprise.
The Flashes pounded out 13 hits against two Enterprise pitchers. They sent every player but one to the plate five times, and seven of nine had at least one base hit.
“We’re going to hit,” St. Al coach Clint Wilkerson said. “We don’t have that much pitching, so we’re going to come out swinging if we want to win.”
And come out swinging they did – the Flashes batted around in the first inning to take a 4-3 lead.
Yellowjackets pitcher Corey Everett walked leadoff batter Jordan Muirhead, gave a up a base hit to Lambert Culley, and walked Andy Wiles to load the bases. Blake Tidwell hit a towering fly to right field to drive in Muirhead for the first run of the game.
Curtis Robertson then watched four pitches go by to load the bases again, and Ryno Martin-nez’s double knocked in Culley and Wiles. Robertson was thrown out at the plate on the play.
Jonathan Longmire then hit a single to drive home Martin-nez for the final run of the inning.
The Yellowjackets managed only one hit and no runs in the second, but they steadily chipped at St. Al’s lead and tied it at six with a two-run fourth inning.
St. Al pitcher Blake Tidwell was pulled with one out and a runner on in the fifth. He had two strikeouts and gave up six hits.
Andy Wiles got the last two outs to end the inning, but not before Enterprise had taken an 8-6 lead.
The Flashes came roaring back in the bottom of the fifth with another four-run inning to retake control of the game, and they put four more on the board in the sixth to seal the deal.
The Flashes’ next game will be at Riverside today at 1 p.m.