Elkhart Central, ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, downed visiting Westview, 8-3 in varsity baseball Tuesday night.
After falling behind the Blue Blazers early, the Warriors knotted the count with a three-run third inning. Walks to Damon Miller and Jamar Weaver set up the rally, while an RBI single by Judah Zickafoose and a run-scoring ground out off the bat of Tarrin Beachy capped it.
The game remained deadlocked until the bottom of the fifth, when Central converted three consecutive singles into a pair of runs. The 24-1 Blue Blazers then tallied three insurance runs in the sixth, two coming home on the third single of the night for Matt Eppers.
Both Zickafoose and Jake Berkey had two hits for the 14-7 Warriors.