Vikings cold in loss at Clinton

Published 11:06 am Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Despite giving up just three hits on a chilly evening in Clinton, the Warren Central Vikings were unable to come a slew of early inning errors in a district loss to the Arrows.

“We got hit in the mouth and never rebounded,” said Vikes’ head coach Conner Douglas.

The loss snapped the Vikings five-game winning streak and Carlisle Koestler took his second loss of the season.The Vikings were stifled at the plate, hitting one single in the second and one in the sixth.

Though Clinton only posted three hits, the Arrows scored five of their seven runs on wild pitches, past balls or errors.

Douglas said the Vikings were their own worst enemy Tuesday night.

“When you look at the scorescard, it’s almost physically impossible,” he said.

The loss is the Vikings first in district play. Clinton comes to Warren Central Friday evening before the teams meet fora third time April 11. The Vikings previously beat Murrah twice and will take on district foe Greenville-Weston next week.

“We’ve just got to put it behind us and rebound for Friday,” Douglas said.

The loss dropped Warren Central to 10-3 on the year.

After going three-up, three-down in the top of the first inning, WCHS surrendered three runs after putting runners in scoring position with two errors

After the Arrows’ Jaylen Baker scored on a past ball, a single by pitcher Staton Todd drove home first baseman Trac Tyre.

A wild pitch brought home a third Arrow run.

Clinton tacked on two more in the bottom of the second, one on a wild pitch and another on a sacrifice fly.

The Arrows added runs in the third and fourth innings, with one on a wild pitch and the other on a past ball.