Lady Vikings upend OT Central at home; sweep Barnesville in high-scoring doubleheader
The Pelican Rapids Softball team stretched their current winning streak to four games with an 8-2 win over Ottertail Central May 3. With the win, the Vikings improve to 5-4 on the 2019 season.
Sylvia Pesch pitched 6 innings vs OTC to earn the win, while giving up two runs on three hits. Holly Bergquist came in to earn the last 3 outs to preserve the win for Pelican Rapids.
Offensively, the Vikings were led by Natalie Williams (3-4, 2 2B, 2 Runs, 2 RBI), Holly Bergquist (3-4, 2 Runs, 1 RBI), & Kiera Booth (2-3, 2B, 2 Runs, 1 RBI).
Vikings sweep Trojans
On Thursday, May 2 the Pelican Rapids Softball team swept both games of an HOL Doubleheader in Barnesville, defeating the Trojans by scores of 14-13 & 17-11.
Sylvia Pesch started both games pitching for the Vikings to earn two wins, with Holly Bergquist earning a 6-out save in game 1.
The Pelican Rapids bats were scorching hot all evening long, recording a total of 27 hits in the two games. In Game 1, the Vikings were led by Sarah Thompson with 3 hits. Vanassa Booth and Brianna Colosky also had 2 hits apiece. Greta Tollefson scored 2 runs on one hit as well.
In Game 2, the Viking nine were led by Vanassa Booth and Sarah Thompson with 3 hits each. Grace Peterson, Greta Tollefson, and Kiera Booth each tallied 2 hits to contribute to the offensive onslaught.
This week, the Vikings hosted Perham May 6 in an HOL Doubleheader.
On Tuesday, May 7 the Vikings traveled to Fergus Falls Hillcrest to take on the Comets .
All Photos by Louis Hoglund