Mar 2nd, 2013 @ 9:14 pm | Author: Viking Sports Admin
The Vikings outlasted Mount Marty in extras, 6-5 in Game One.
The game between the Valley City State University Vikings and the Mount Marty Lancers went into extra innings, but when the last out was recorded the VCSU emerged with a hard fought 6-5 victory.
With the score tied at five in the tenth inning, Joey Demers came to the plate and doubled, bringing home Colin Waldner.
The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to seven lead changes in the game.
Nathan Stahl got the win in relief for the Valley City State University Vikings. Stahl pitched three innings and allowed no runs.
The Vikings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second. The Vikings attack began with a single from Brenden Shearer. A single by Thomas Houdek then moved Shearer from first to second. Demers doubled, scoring Shearer and Houdek scored on a wild pitch.
Mount Marty matched its one-run second inning with one more in the fifth. In the second, Mount Marty scored on an RBI single by Riley Stack, bringing home Jared Miller.
In the sixth the Vikings made it 3-2 on a solo homerun by Waldner.
Mount Marty responded with three runs in the sixth. Mount Marty scored on an RBI single by Michael O'Connell, an RBI single by Tyler Edler, and a groundout by Stack.
In the 7th the Vikings pushed across 2 runs on a walk and hit-by-pitch both with the bases loaded.
The Vikings got out of a jam in the 9th when the Lancers loaded the bases with one out. A soft line drive to first baseman Brenden Shearer doubled the runner off first to end the threat. After the Demers double gave the Vikings a 6-5 lead Joey Duttenhefer recorded the final three outs without allowing a base runner to earn the save.
VCSU fell 6-0 to Mount Marty at Spearfish, SD on Sunday in Game Two.
AJ Griffith recorded the win for Mount Marty. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball. He struck out 11, walked four and surrendered four hits.
Mount Marty went up for good in the second, scoring two runs on a groundout by Sam Sparen and an RBI single by Nick Sehr.
Chad Leskiw was good in relief for the Vikings. Mount Marty managed just one hit off of the Vikings' lefty, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his two innings of work.
The Viking offense could not get anything going. After mounting a threat in the first with runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out and coming up empty VCSU did not get another runner to 2nd base until the 7th.