The Orcas baseball team may be small in number this year, but they are determined to persevere. Fighting an injury to one of their starters, the remaining nine-man squad fell 11-1 to Darrington on Tuesday, April 8.
Starting pitcher Erik Sherman had a rough first inning, giving up eight runs. Southpaw Josh Culp took over the mound in the second and gave up four runs during the remainder of the game. “Culp did a good job of slowing down their offense,” said coach Joe Duenn. Culp made three strikeouts gave up only four hits.
The Vikings run came in the bottom of the first inning when sophomore Willie Eagan drew a walk and power-hitter Erik Hansen doubled to left field, scoring speedster Eagan from first base.
Dan Janssen singled in second inning and Michael Langworthy reached base late in the game but the Vikings were unable to put any more runs on the board.
“Despite the loss, there were some bright spots in the game,” said Duenn. “We have a lot of potential and things we need to build on.”
The Vikings host a doubleheader with Shoreline at Buck Park on Saturday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Admission is free.