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May 26, 2013

West Vigo back on top of Class 3A baseball sectional

Vikings hold off tough South Vermillion squad

WEST TERRE HAUTE — Coming into its Class 3A sectional, West Vigo trailed only Greencastle when it came to baseball sectional championships among its sectional partners.

After Saturday, the Vikings don’t trail the Tiger Cubs anymore.

West Vigo won its sectional with a 6-4 victory over South Vermillion on a rainy night at Dick Ballinger Field.

While it was West Vigo’s 12th all-time title, the same total as Greencastle, it was the first for several current Vikings. West Vigo last won a sectional crown in 2010.

“We’re really happy to bring it back to West Vigo,” West Vigo second baseman Alec Blair said. “We battled back and forth, but we were able to get it.”

West Vigo coach Steve DeGroote hailed the Vikings’ stick-to-itveness in coming from behind to win the game and the sectional.

“This is the 10th game in 11 days. These kids can’t get enough of baseball. They’re not down, tired or anything else. They’re filled with enthusiasm,” DeGroote said.

Every Viking contributed as eight of the nine players in the Vikings’ starting lineup reached base safely. Alec Blair’s three-run double and Brandin Behringer’s solo home run were the big blows for West Vigo. Seth Dickey was 3-for-4 in the losing cause for the Wildcats.

South Vermillion was on its game from the start. A Kaden Lawson double started a rally that put a run on the board in the first. Dickey hit a dribbler to the right of the mound. He beat the throw to first for a single, but Alec Blair’s toss sailed over West Vigo first baseman Brandin Behringer’s glove. Lawson came around to score on the error to make it 1-0.

The Wildcats tacked on two more in the third. Tyler Smith and Lawson walked and Seth Dickey hit a two-out single up the middle as West Vigo’s infield shifted. West Vigo center fielder Kyle Stewart’s throw home to get Smith was on-time, but the ball bounced off catcher Donnie Ames’ glove and went to backstop.

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