North County's Mike Wooden (5-0) set a state pitching record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched as No. 2 North County (8-1) defeated Northeast, 9-1, in Pasadena last night.
Wooden (5-0) held the Eagles (3-8) scoreless through 4 1/3 innings to run his streak to a state record 30 1/3 consecutive innings. That eclipsed the record of 26 2/3 set by Kyle Coffman of Arundel in 1987.
With one out in the fifth, Northeast got back-to-back singles from Bobby Reinhardt and Adam Bolling, the latter's a perfect hit and run to right, sending Reinhardt to third. The first pitch to Sean Richardson was a suicide squeeze bunt to score Reinhardt.
The run made it 2-1 (North County had gotten RBIs from C.J. Jones and Chris Rice for a 2-0 lead) and not only snapped Wooden's streak of blanks, but was the first earned run scored off him this season.
Wooden finished with a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and one walk through six innings.