First State Baseball Tournament Win for Irish


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Senior pitcher Alex Bobinger allowed just three hits over six shutout innnings as he helped the Charleston Catholic baseball team win a game at the state tournament for the first time in school history.  The Irish blanked Moorefield 8-0 in the Class A semifinals in Charleston Thursday.    The Irish are in the tournament for the 6th time.   They were 0-5 in their previous trips. 

"I felt really good today,"  Bobinger said.   "In my last game, I didn’t have my breaking pitches working.   I did tonight and I was able to throw them for strikes."  

The Charleston Catholic offense provided support in the form of 11 hits.   Bobinger also had two base hits.   Number nine hitter Rocco Wilcox had three hits in the game.  

Charleston Catholic will meet Wheeling Central for the third time at the state tournament.   The two previous games were won by Wheeling 7-2 in the semifinals in 2005 and 7-2 in the semifinals in 2008.

"We played a really strong schedule and that helps a lot,"  Irish coach Bill Mehle said.   "We believe we are prepared to play the best teams in this class and Wheeling Central is certainly among the best teams every year. 

"It is always great to beat Wheeling Central in everything,"  Mehle continued.   "We try to beat them in the Religious Education Test, on the basketball court, college admissions, everything.    It is fun to have a chance to compete against them in the state championship game."


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