Vikings finish week with shutout of Pearl|Prep baseball

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 21, 2010

Warren Central bookended its week with shutouts.

Blake Jobe threw six strong innings Saturday, and Carlos Gonzalez drove in three runs with a pair of extra-base hits as the Vikings blasted Pearl 11-0 Saturday at Bazinsky Field.

The Vikings began the week with a 2-0 shutout of Father Ryan on Monday at the Big Blue Tournament in Madison.

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By going 3-2 for the week, Warren Central evened its season record at 7-7 as it heads back into Division 4-6A play this week against Clinton.

“I like we where are, going back into division play this week against Clinton.” WC coach Josh Abraham said. “I think we’re ready. We got a good performance today from Blake. It was good to see him pitch with confidence. He got ahead and was able to finish off their hitters.”

Jobe scattered five hits over six innings and struck out five.

“I just had it today,” Jobe said.

Jobe got some help both from his defense and offense. The infield turned a key double play in the first, the only inning Pearl had more than one hit. Gonzalez, Warren Central’s catcher, threw out a runner at second following a leadoff hit in the fourth inning.

Gonzalez also had a big day at the plate. He stroked an RBI triple to cap a four-run first inning to spot Jobe a 4-0 lead. Gonzalez came back with a two-run double in the sixth to make it 11-0

The Vikings had 11 hits. Dylan Wooten had three singles and three RBIs. His single in the first scored Jimmie Elliott and then on the throw home, Wooten broke to second. The catcher’s relay throw sailed into center, allowing both Beau Wallace and Wooten to score. Gonzalez then followed with his triple and later scored on a single by Clayton Ashley.

Wallace had an RBI double in the second, and then the Vikings scored six runs in the sixth to finish it by the mercy rule.

Colby Key had a double and Dee White an RBI single, while Wooten followed with a two-run single and Gonzalez delivered his two-run double to end it.

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