BB: Vikings Run Past Mustangs

Mar 15th, 2007 @ 11:52 pm | Author: VSN
Pace, FL – The rain forced Valley City State's baseball team to wait six hours but they made the most of the delay hammering out 24 runs, 21 hits and stole 14 bases in a double header sweep of Myers University of Cleveland, Ohio.

The Vikings took game one 12-1 in five innings and rebounded late to win the nightcap 12-2 by scoring six runs in the bottom of the fifth to break open a close game.

Four Vikings accounted for all 11 hits in game one as Jeremy Wiebe, Tony Forster and Braden Raskob-Smith each went 3-for-3 in the game. Wiebe added 3 RBI, 2 stolen bases and three runs while Raskob-Smith added 3 runs and Forster two. Forster also had 2 RBI.

Chauncey Calhoun added two hit and an RBI in support of Jason Beilke. Beilke completed five innings, scattering six hits and giving up 1 run while not walking nor striking out a batter.

The Vikings jumped up 3-0 to in game two but Myers quickly added two earned runs off of starter Marc Wilson to make it 3-2 through three innings. VCSU added three runs in the fourth and six more in the decisive fifth inning to secure the run shortened contest.

Calhoun was 3-for-3 with 3 runs and 2 RBI raising his average to .700 for the season on 14-of-20 hitting. Dustin Grabowska added two hits and two RBI. Jayson Miller and Alex Wheal added two RBI. Millers base hit with the bases loaded gave VCSU their 10 run margin.

Wilson found his groove late, going five innings, surrendering five hits, two earned runs, one walk and striking out six to move his record to 2-0 on the season.

VCSU sits at 7-2 in the RussMatt Invitational with one game remaining Friday morning against Fischer College (MA).