Senior right fielder James Ostlie tracks down a fly ball in a recent game. Ostlie had two hits, two runs scored and three RBIs against Waterloo West. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Senior right fielder James Ostlie tracks down a fly ball in a recent game. Ostlie had two hits, two runs scored and three RBIs against Waterloo West. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Going on the road for the final time in the regular season, the Decorah baseball team (24-8) picked up a big win, defeating West Waterloo (6-25) 12-4 Wednesday.

The Vikes came out ready to win. They secured a run in the first. In the third, Dustin Cary blasted a two-run home run. With another run in the inning, Decorah led 4-0. Waterloo cut the lead in half in the bottom half of the inning, making it 4-2. However, Decorah scored six times in the fourth and two more in the fifth.

"We did a good job in this game of coming ready to play, and we didn't produce a lot in the first couple innings. We should have scored more in the first inning. We had three consecutive hits and only scored one run. We had three singles in a row and still only got one run, but the two-run home run by Cary put some spark into the offense in the third and then we took off," said Coach Dennis Olejniczak.

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