by Marty Zier
The Lady Vikings’ softball team wrapped up its regular season with two losses to the Friday Harbor Wolverines, the only team in the league the Vikings were not able to beat.
“We matched up against Friday Harbor in the first game and played well, but we fell just short in a 6-5 loss,” said Coach Kevin White. “We had a solid game and racked up 10 hits and eight walks, but we just couldn’t capitalize.”
In game two of the double header, White looked past the Wolverines and toward playoffs.
“We changed line-ups around and got some field time for some other players to prepare for the districts,” he said.
The Vikings lost the second game, 15-0.
“We finished (11-3) overall in the regular season and with a (1-2) record out of the tournament this past weekend in Blaine, Washington,” said White. “We had some great plays by our team members and great learning experience to keep getting ready for later this month and next season. We will play as the #2 seed in a single elimination 2018 District 1 2B Softball Tournament to go to state, May 19 at Janicki Fields in Sedro Woolley.”
The Vikings’ baseball team split two close games on two islands in a two-day series with the Friday Harbor Wolverines, April 30 and May 1.
The Vikings won the first game 4-2 on their home field while losing the next day on San Juan Island, 5-4. The Vikings finish the regular season at (8-4) behind Friday Harbor (10-1), Concrete (6-6), La Conner (4-7) and Darrington (1-11).
As the #2 seed, the Vikings prepare for the 2018 Bi District 1/2 2B Baseball Tournament at Janicki Fields in Sedro Woolley, May 8-12.
Vikings golf hosted Lopez and lost 232 to 263 on May 1.
“Lopez brought 10 players; eight women and two men while Orcas played one woman and four men,” said Assistant Bob Nutt. “The top five scores were counted from each team and Lopez won. The course was challenging with wet spots and tall grass in the fairway.”
Orcas golf sent four boys to play in the fourth annual Friday Harbor Invitational on May 4. Mt. Vernon Christian won the tournament, which had competitors from Friday Harbor, Lopez and Anacortes.
The invitational was a warm up for playoffs that start next week. Four Orcas boys – two seniors, Leif Gustafson and Serei O’Toole and two sophomores, Joe Brewer and Ewan Lister – will travel to post season Bi District 1 Qualifier at The Gallery on Whidbey Island May 9. Then sophomores Maia and Zoe Lewis-Shunk travel to North Bellingham Golf Course for their Bi District Qualifier on May 10. Bi District Championships and the State Qualifier are May 17 at The Gallery on Whidbey Island.
Orcas Rowing hosts its annual fund raising 24-Hour Row at Island Market, starting Friday, May 11 at noon and ending Saturday at noon. Rowers will keep the ergometer going 24 hours straight in an effort to raise money for the team equipment via donations and selling shirts and hats.