by Marty Zier
The Lady Vikings softball team lost both games of a doubleheader to the Concrete Lions, 17-4 and 19-5 on April 21 at home.
Jason Nichols said that “pitching was once again the issue.” He also had to shuffle his lineup because of spring break.
“Due to missing players, we also had a couple girls playing different positions, which is ultimately good for their experience,” he said.
Katy Minnis hit her first home run of the season and Charlie Bigbee got her first hit and RBI of her career.
“Alyssa Johns, Minnis, Ariah Howard and Jessie Nichols all pitched and did well considering their lack of experience,” added Nichols. “Journey Howden played catcher for both games and did a great job.”
The Lady Vikings are still looking for their first league win as they take on Darrington and La Conner this week.
Viking baseball dropped a doubleheader 10-8 and 12-7 against the Lions.
“In the first game we were hitting okay and our pitching was alright but we fell apart defensively for one inning, got behind and our bats could not get us out,” said Coach James Segault. “Concrete capitalized on our errors, but other than that we were in the game.”
In the second game, Segault said despite hitting better the Vikings lost focus for one inning that cost them the game.
“Overall there was more pressure in the second game but we had another bad defensive inning in the middle of the game, gave up some runs and then our offense had some quick innings and our bats did not follow through,” he said.
Next up for the Vikings are the Darrington Loggers and La Conner Braves.
Golf head coach Bobby Olmsted said prior to spring break the Vikings played the Mt. Vernon Christian Hurricanes. The boys lost 231-208 and the girls had to forfeit due to Grace Academy lacking sufficient players.
“However, leading all players was Maia Lewis-Shunk with a very impressive 40 followed by her sister Zoe with a 53. Rowan Lister led the boys’ team with his season best of 55 followed closely by Leif Gustafson and Serei O’Toole both with a 58. Ewan Lister had a 61,” said Olmsted.
He is anxious for his team to return to play with two very busy weeks ahead.