Apr 19th, 2010 @ 1:38 pm | Author: By Ryan Cunningham NewsDakota.com
Viking Baseball Has DAC Player of the Week

By Ryan Cunningham NewsDakota.com

April 19

Valley City--In giving the Viking baseball team a shot in the arm it desperately needed, a Viking pitcher earned Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) weekly recognition.

Roberto Rodriguez (Jr., Chandler, AZ) was named DAC Pitcher of the Week this week by the conference for his performance Sunday against the Dickinson State Bluehawks

Rodriguez (right) threw a complete game four-hitter, striking out five in a 3-0 Viking win in the final game of the series Sunday.

The win was the first for the Vikings in DAC play, and it broke a 15-game losing streak that dated to April 2nd.

The outing was the best for Rodriguez to date. He entered the weekend 0-4 with a 19.37 ERA and an opposing batting average of .477. He threw 102 pitches in the seven-inning complete game.

The Vikings host Presentation College Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.