Mar 12th, 2007 @ 10:31 pm | Author: Vikings Sports News
Pensacola, FL – Valley City State squandered a lead in the sixth inning of game one and then failed to produce in the clutch in game two as the Vikings lost a double header 7-4 and 4-1 to William Woods College at the RussMatt Invitational at Pensacola, FL.

The Vikings built a 3-0 lead through six innings in game one. After Scott Dusessoy opened up the game with a walk and stolen base, Jeremy Wiebe brought him around with the first of three singles in the game.

Dusessoy started things off in the fifth again, this time with a double and would steal third base on the ensuing pitch to Wiebe. Wiebe singled in Dusessoy to make it 2-0. A single by Pat Olson put runners on the corners where Reid Arnold's sacrifice fly brought across Wiebe.

VCSU starter Drew Calanchie cruised through five innings giving up just three hits before tiring in the sixth and surrendering back-to-back walks to being the frame. Nathan Erbstoesser, Cory Arnason and Chauncey Calhoun all took their shots at shutting down Woods but 5 hits sandwiched between five walks spelled doom for the Vikings.

The Vikings added a single run in the seventh on an RBI single by Olson.

The Vikings, who out-hit Woods 10 to seven were lead by Wiebe's three base knocks and two apiece by Dusessoy and Olson.

Woods jumped out early in game two on freshman starter Steve Franklin before he slowed down and quelled Wood's offense. Woods scored three unearned runs in the second and added an earned run in the second before Franklin settled in to scatter five hits over five innings while striking out four. Grant Kragness and Erbstoesser each threw a scoreless inning of work.

The Vikings (2-2) again out-hit Woods 9-5 and were led by two hits each from Dusessoy and Olson. VCSU's only run came with a double by Jayson Miller and a single by Dusessoy.

Valley City State plays Fisher College at the University of West Florida tomorrow in one nine inning game.

Picture: Jeremy Wiebe carried a hot bat for the Vikings on Saturday going 4-for-6 with two RBI's