Oberlin (13-16, 9-0) scratched out only three hits on VC senior lefty pitcher Ryan David.
In seven innings, he struck out five and walked five.
Still, the Tigers managed to take a 1-0 lead on the Eagles before VC hit the jets in the bottom of the second, scoring four runs to take the lead for good.
VC head coach Danny McMurtry said his starter “did exactly” what was needed of him.
“He settled in after having a rough couple of innings as far as commanding the strike zone,” said McMurtry. “(The complete game) allows us to do some different things heading into the second round. We didn’t have to use any other pitchers. So, that’s big.”
The lefty David said it felt good to contribute to his team’s effort.
“In the next few rounds, we’re really going to need Mark (LaPorte) and (Ryan) Domingue,” he said. “It feels good to give them time to rest.”
VC tacked on two more runs in the fourth.
In the fifth inning, Brennan Gallet knocked a single and stole second to get into scoring position for Etienne Trahan, who drove him in on a single to right field.
Ryan David and Blair Landry followed with consecutive walks to push Trahan to third base and catcher Aaron David came through with a sacrifice fly to score Trahan and give VC its final advantage.
Ryan Domingue went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for VC. Ryan David had a double and an RBI to help his own cause, Shay LaPorte had an RBI double and a run, Hayden Ryder doubled in a run and scored twice and Derek Broussard scored a run.
Oberlin’s Anthony Manuel went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Edmund Fontenot got the Tigers’ only other hit.
Things will likely get a little tougher for the Eagles in round two, as they will host 15th-seeded Archbishop Hannan (18-14, 8-0) on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
“We’ve got to take it round by round,” said R. David. “We’ve been talking about this since we were freshmen... We want the ring.”