Staples came back from an early deficit to defeat Pelican on Friday behind 10 Vikings errors and 9 base hits.
After giving up a run in the top of the 1st, Pelican came back with 2 in the bottom of the inning. Hayden Christenson singled, stole 2nd. Reggie Funk walked and both runners moved up on a passed ball. Christenson scored on another passed ball and Funk scored on Weston Funk’s single.
The Pelican bats went silent after that and the defense struggled throughout the game. Christenson started the game on the mound for the Vikings, giving up 7 hits, 8 runs, of which only one was earned, struck out 3 and didn’t walk anybody.
Reggie Funk pitched scoreless 6th and 7th innings, giving up 2 hits, striking out 2 and walking one. Funk and Tim Guler did the catching. Christenson had 2 hits on the day.
Other Vikings with base hits were Alex Lynnes, Carson McNeal, and Ismael Mejia. The pitching was actually pretty good on the day but with 10 errors you are giving the other team 3 more innings to hit.
The Vikings have 2 double headers this week, Monday at home against Hawley and Breckenridge there on Thursday.
JV beats Staples 6-4
In a game in which all the scoring was done in the 1st 2 innings, the JV held on for a 6-4 win.
Pelican got 2 in the 1st but the Cardinals came back with 4 in the top of the 2nd. The Vikings finished the scoring with 4 of their own in the bottom of the inning. Johnny Ziebell got the win on the mound, pitching the 1st 3 innings. Justin Verdorn pitched the final 2. Zack Partlow and Tim Guler did the catching. Pelican had 4 hits on the day. Partlow hit the ball hard in each of his 2 at bats, with a deep run scoring double and a line drive out.
Ziebell and Isaac Olson had RBI singles and Luke Sjolie had the other hit.