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Baseball: Vikings Settle For Split at Minot

Apr. 21, 2003 8:54 PM | Author: Viking Sports Information | Updated: Mar. 23rd, 2004 9:40 AM
Minot, ND. Although VCSU out-hit and out-homered the Beavers at Minot State on Monday, they had to settle for the split at Corbett Field.

Valley City suffered a one-run defeat in the opener 5-4. Josh Schriver, Tom Klapp and Doug Lonski each hit solo-homeruns for the Vikings. But it was the ten runners left on base that would tell the story of this game. VCSU left at least two runners on base in the third through sixth stanzas.

Minot State scored the game winner on a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Starting pitcher Dwayne Wandy gave up 10 hits, all singles, in a complete game loss. Schriver and Klapp had two hits apiece to pace the Vikings. Klapp had two RBIs.

Game two saw the Vikings hang a crooked number on the scoreboard in every inning but the sixth.

Klapp and Schriver each hit home runs again in game two. This time back-to-back shots in the top of the second to give VCSU a lead they would never surrender.

Klapp had four hits while Schriver and Fabian each had three to lead a sixteen hit attack. Doug Lonski chipped in with two hits and four runs batted in.

Sophomore right-hander Bryce McLean endured his first complete game of the season, allowing just four hits in seven innings while striking out one and walking four to raise his record to 2-3 on the season.

The split moves Valley City to 22-8 on the season and 14-6 in the DAC 10. Next action for Valley City is Wednesday as the travel to Madison to take on Dakota State.


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