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April 24, 2014

Vikings rout Warriors, 11-1


North Knox could get nothing going offensively for all five innings thanks to Barr-Reeve starter Lucas Graber. He allowed two hits while walking one and striking out seven. The Warriors were held hitless for game’s first 10 batters before Jordan Meurer’s single in the third. The Vikings committed three errors, but Graber was able to work around the mistakes in the field.

Lester said Graber’s efficient and quick demeanor on the mound makes the entire team better and has proved effective this season, as the junior entered Wednesday night with a 0.54 ERA.

“Lucas (Graber) goes out there and does what he does,” Lester said. “He works fast, he keeps the ball down and he mixes it up. Right now we have three guys that work really fast and for me as a defensive player, I would prefer that they work fast. I don’t want to be standing out there falling asleep, so he works fast and for the most part he’s pretty efficient. We got a great performance and I can’t complain.”

The Vikings have won two games in a row and seven of nine on the season, but with a game at home Friday against Class A state runner-up No. 5 Vincennes Rivet, Lester knows his team needs to keep moving forward and try to improve on wins over Northeast Dubois and North Knox this week.

“We just have to keep pitching, but we have to learn to make all plays,” Lester said. “I want them to make the routine plays and if we can make some of the great plays that’s fine. We need to continue to put the ball in play and put pressure on the defense and that’s really all you can do. Baseball isn’t rocket science. Catch it, hit it and throw it — that’s what you do. It’s about being consistent, every day you come to the park be consistent and make the plays you can make. We can’t really do anything more that what we’re doing right now.”

NK 000 00 — 0 2 5

B-R 124 13 — 11 12 3

W-Graber L-Lamb

HR: Graber (B-R) 2, Swartzentruber (B-R)

2B: A. Wagler (B-R), C. Swartzentruber (B-R)

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