Lady Vikings upend OT Central at home; sweep Barnesville in high-scoring doubleheader

Pelican thrower Sylvia Pesch got the win for the Lady Vikings against Ottertail Central.

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

Sarah Willits slides in safely at second base.

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.  

Allie Haiby snags this pop-up at second base.

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


Briana Colosky slides in ahead of the throw for a Pelican Rapids run May 3.
Pelican third baseman Sarah Thompson crashed into the dugout to snag this foul pop-up against Ottertail Central.
Pelican’s Grace Peterson scooped this shallow drive, making the catch right at the turf for an out May 3.
Pulling into second base as Bulldog fielders scramble for an errant ball.