Decorah’s Josey Jewell took the mound in the first game against Maquoketa Friday. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Decorah’s Josey Jewell took the mound in the first game against Maquoketa Friday. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

In just the second series of the season, the Decorah baseball team (3-1) traveled to Maquoketa Friday, earning a split with the Cardinals.

In the first game, the Vikes fell 6-5. After Decorah took a 2-0 lead, Maquoketa battled for four runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Vikes tied the game in the top of the fifth. However, the Cardinals added a run in the fifth and one in the sixth. The Vikes managed just one run in the top of the seventh.

Decorah had six hits. Jacob Kvale had a double and a run scored. Josey Jewell had a double and two RBIs. Kyle Kane pounded two singles. Collin Nimrod had a hit, two runs scored and two RBIs. Dustin Cary had a hit and a run scored. James Ostlie drove in a run while Eric Smorstad scored once.

Jewell took the loss. He went 5 1/3 innings, with seven runs (five earned) on four hits, five strikeouts and five walks. Cary finished the game.

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