Orcas Viking update

  • Tue May 5th, 2015 11:55pm
  • Sports

Viking Miles Harlow pitching in the game against Concrete.

Baseball

On April 28, the Viking baseball team narrowly lost 4-3 to the Concrete Lions.Miles Harlow pitched well, and the Viking scored early, but “sloppy play and a couple mistakes” allowed the Lions to score in the bottom of the seventh inning for the win, according to coach Jim Passer. On May 1, the Vikings rebounded strong with an 8-0 win over the Darrington Loggers in a shutout performance by pitcher Pasha Bullock, giving up only three hits.

Passer said, “It was a really good team win to travel up to Darrington for a win. Kellen Maier did a great job at third base and backed it up with a triple and four RBIs.

“We’ve made the playoffs and face Friday Harbor in the first round. LaConner will win league, but we beat them at their house and they beat us at home. Realistically, we have only had one bad inning against them, so if we figure out our hitting, we will be fine.”

The Vikings play a double header at Shoreline Christian this week warming up for the first round of the playoffs at home May 11 against the Wolverines.

Softball

The Lady Vikings have an 0-5 record but have plenty of success outside of league play. They came away with two wins in a triple header at the Blaine Tournament last weekend. The Vikings opened the day with an 8-1 win over Ferndale with Jessica Nichols hitting a double, triple and four RBIs.

Tori Sturk pitched a strong game backed by solid Viking defense to win the second game 3-0 against Lynden Christian.

Coach Jason Nichols said his Vikings “ran out of gas” for the final game versus Blaine, and said, “it wasn’t pretty.”

On April 28 the Vikings dropped a league game to Concrete 20-10, a game that they had led earlier in the day.

“We came out strong, our hitting was good but then we hit a wall. We know what happens then,” said Nichols.

On May 1, the Vikings lost both games of a double header to the Darrington Loggers, 6-2 and 11-10.

Nichols said the Vikings were in the first game with a lot of hitting by both teams, but despite the loss, the Vikings had a major highlight as Alenna Garcia launched her first home run over the fence.

The Vikings had the lead in the second game, but Nichols said, “We lost our composure. We are so used to battling back from a deficit, we have to learn how to hold on to a lead. We have to learn how to win”

The Lady Vikings host Friday Harbor for a double header this week.