May 3rd, 2004 @ 8:42 am | Author: Viking Sports Staff
Valley City, ND -- Six seniors played their final games at the Charlie on Sunday, completing the home portion of their careers with a sweep over Minot State 12-8 and 11-1.
On Saturday the Vikings played Jamestown College and lost the first game 4-1 and lost the second game to mother nature as rain forced a stoppage of the second game.
Jayme George scattered eight hits over seven innings but a two-run homer in the sixth inning sealed his fate as his teammates struggled against Jamestown starter Brian Giese. Giese held the Vikings to four hits and struck out 12.
The Vikings got things going early against the Beavers scoring five runs in the first to put them up early.
Minot State chipped away against Viking starter Gavin Black but each time the Vikings would answer leaving the final score 12-8.
The 13-hit attack was lead by Josh Schriver and Andy Falck with three apiece. Schriver had four RBI's for the game, while Falck and Tom Klapp each had two.
Falck pitched the seventh inning striking out the side in order.
Klapp took control of game two on the mound and at the plate. His two-run homer in the first was all the runs his pitching would need in the 11-1 win.
Klapp's three hits lead an offensive attack with everyone in the lineup getting at least one hit. Nate Turck had two hits and three RBI's while Colin Thilmony also had two hits.
Klapp limited the Beaver's to four hits while striking out 12 and walking none in six innings of work.
Klapp, Falck, Schriver, Turck, George and Aren Nelson played their last home games in a Viking uniform and combined for 18 hits and 12 runs on the day.
The sweep moves the Vikings to 18-23 on the season and 14-13 in the DAC-10 and will await their opponent in the DAC-10 tournament beginning on Thursday in Dickinson.