Mar 16th, 2010 @ 10:30 am | Author: By Ryan Cunningham NewsDakota.com
A day after stranding 23 baserunners over two games, the Viking baseball team transferred their trouble from the bats to the gloves.
The Vikings committed eight errors over two games Monday, dropping both ends of their double-header with Fisher College (Boston, MA) 10-4 and 7-4 in Brownsville, TX.
The Vikings made four miscues in each game, with the second game's errors proving most painful. Of Fisher's seven runs, only one was earned.
Fisher jumped on the Vikings in game one with six in the top of the first. They added a pairs of runs in the fourth and fifth. The Vikings managed three in the bottom of the fifth for their largest inning.
Tanner Bombenger (So., Fargo, ND, pictured right) led the Vikings at the dish, finishing 2-4 with a pair of runs and an RBI. Joey Duttenhefer (Fr., Galchutt, ND) pithed a scoreless inning of relief, recording a strikeout.
In game two, Fisher took a 3-0 lead with three in the top of the second, and edged the lead to four with a lone run in the fourth. The Vikings picked up a pair in the home half of the fourth, before Fisher put the game out of reach with two in the fifth and one in the sixth.
Josh Evans (Fr., Hayfield, MN, pictured left) finished 3-4, knocking one in and scoring twice. He also stole four bases over the double-header. Shane Schoeneberg (Jr., Jamestown, ND) took a tough-luck loss, allowing seven runs, only one earned, scattering 10 hits over six innings.
The Vikings continue their trip to Brownsville through this week.