The (4-8) Vikings baseball team beat the (3-16) Darrington Loggers 18-10 in a pivotal late season game on April 23.
Pasha Bullock pitched the first five innings with Miles Harlow relieving. Coach Jim Passer said despite Bullock giving up some runs, “Pasha did a good job for us.”
Passer was pleased with the team’s hitting, saying the Vikings scored nearly every inning but the highlight was Anthony Kaskurs hitting 4/5 with three doubles and six RBI's. Passer said Kaskurs “hit hard and had a great game. He is only a freshman.”
In addition, Bullock, Rylan Date and Devon Stanzione all scored three runs each with Stanzione hitting 4/6 with singles and a double while Trent Johns hit 3/5 with three base hits.
“We are starting to play better against tougher competition but still need to be more aggressive on defense,” Passer said. “We finished third in the Northwest 1A/2B League against 2B schools and have a playoff game next week against either Seattle Lutheran or Tacoma Baptist.”
The (9-2) Viking softball team dominated a double header against the (4-6) Darrington Loggers on April 23, winning both games 19-2.
Previously beating the Loggers only 3-2, the Viking bats dialed in a barrage of hard hits, limiting both games to five innings per the 10 run lead rule.
Later in the week the (9-3) Vikings lost a close game 8-7 in extra innings to the (10-4) LaConner Braves.
After an unexpected blowout win earlier in the season against the strong Brave team, the Vikings knew they had a game on their hands early as both teams struggled for the lead throughout the game.
The loss creates the potential for a three-way tie for first place in the Northwest 1A/2B League between Orcas, Friday Harbor and LaConner with final league standings determined by the game results this week.
The team traveled to Blaine on April 27 for an all-day tournament that was rained out by 1 p.m. The Lady Vikings were able to finish one game, tieing 9 to 9 with Blaine.
They played two strong innings against Anacortes before the downpour halted the game. Orcas was up 10 to 0.
The Viking Golf team played the Friday Harbor Wolverines in an impressive match on April 22.
“We had a great match,” said Coach Justin Taylor. “Both William Coe and Graye Parnell shot really well. Graye had his best score of the year shooting a 40 and got a birdie in a match, which was one of his goals for the year. He is a senior and has worked very hard on his game and it has really showed in his scores.”
Leading the Vikings was Parnell shooting a 40, Coe 41, Roo Smith 49, Mara Nutt 68 and Zach Kostechko 70.
The Vikings play Cedar Park Christian this week.