Apr 21st, 2013 @ 4:59 pm | Author: Viking Sports Admin
The Valley City State University Vikings lose 4-0 to Dickinson State University
Thomas Houdek went 1-2 to lead the Viking offense. He doubled in the third inning.
Tanner Newman got the win for Dickinson State University. He pitched seven shutout innings. Newman struck out five, walked none and gave up five hits.
VCSU could not get anything going on offense as Newman controlled the action.
The Viking defense struggled in the game committing four errors allowing two unearned runs.
Hot bats not enough, the Valley City State University Vikings succumb to Dickinson State University, 11-9
Sixteen hits weren't enough for the Vikings as it lost a shootout, 11-9, to Dickinson State University on Friday at Laurel,MT.
Mike Gershman had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He homered in the seventh inning, doubled in the eighth inning, and singled in the ninth inning.
Bobby King got the win for Dickinson State despite allowing six runs over seven innings. He struck out two, walked two and surrendered 13 hits.
The Vikings jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The Vikings got things going when Colin Waldner doubled. Scott Stephenson singled, scoring Waldner.
Dickinson State scored one run of its own in the first on an RBI single by Jacob Muir.
The Blue Hawks never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring four runs on a two-run double by Muir, a sacrifice fly by Tanner Newman, and an RBI single by Jon Mendoza.
Two runs in the top of the seventh helped the Valley City State University Vikings close their deficit to 9-6. A solo home run by Gershman and an RBI double by Preston Jensen fueled the Vikings' comeback.
It didn't take long for Dickinson State to respond as it scored two runs of its own in the seventh. The Blue Hawks scored on a wild pitch and an error.
Three more Vikings runs crossed the plate in the top half of the eighth, making the score 11-9. An RBI double by Gershman, an RBI single by Thomas Houdek, and a walk by Jensen set off the rally. But, Ian Anderson got Daniel Buehner to to end the inning.
VCSU put two men on in the 9th but could not get a run across.
Early boost from Stephenson helps the Valley City State University Vikings get past Dickinson State University, 7-2
The Vikings jumped on Dickinson State early on their way to a 7-2 win on Saturday in seven innings, scoring three runs in the first inning.
Brenden Shearer put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Vikings. He doubled in the first inning and homered in the fifth inning.
Ronnie Blagg's four strikeouts were enough to earn the win for VCSU. Blagg allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks over five innings.
The Vikings were sparked by Shearer and Colin Waldner, who teamed up for four hits and four RBIs.
The top of the first saw Dickinson State take an early lead, 1-0. Jacob Muir started the rally for the Blue Hawks with a single.
The Vikings added two more runs in the bottom of the second. A ground out scored Thomas Houdek to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Mike Gershman's single, scoring Robert Wiley.
The Vikings closed the game out when Chad Leskiw got Caleb Burgard to strike out looking.
The Valley City State University Vikings lose 7-2 to Dickinson State University
Preston Jensen went 2-4 and scored one run. He singled in the first and fifth innings.
Nicholas Kearley recorded the win for Dickinson State University. He allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings. Kearley struck out none, walked two and gave up six hits.
Joe Binstock, Jon Mendoza and Jordan Tescher helped lead Dickinson State. They combined for six hits and five RBIs.
The Vikings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Jensen got things going for VCSU with a single. Brenden Shearer singled, plating Colin Waldner. The Vikings pushed across the second run when Jensen scored on a walk by Joey Demers, but VCSU missed an opportunity to blow the games open leaving the bases loaded.
Dickinson State didn't relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the second inning when it scored on an error, a fielder's choice, and an RBI single by Brock Murphy.
Dickinson State added two more runs in the top of the fourth. The inning got off to a hot start when Binstock doubled, scoring Ryan Risse. That was followed up by Tescher's single, plating Binstock.
The Viking offense went dormant over the final six innings recording just three hits over the last six frames.
The Vikings finished the week at 3-3 overall.