Vikings move to 2-2 in NEIC
Monday, June 09, 2014 7:59 AM
Looking to get a win streak going, the Decorah baseball team (4-5, 2-2 NEIC) got two wins in three tries over the weekend.
Dustin Cary (No. 2) congratulations Collin Nimrod (No. 10) on a good play at short stop. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
The Vikings only got one game in at Saturday’s Decorah tournament before the event was cancelled due to rain.
Friday the Vikings traveled to Cresco to take on the Cadets (4-4, 2-2 NEIC). In the first game, the Vikes fell apart late in the game, falling 12-11.
The big story of the game was what happened to the pitchers. Starting pitcher Kyle Kane was battling in the second inning when a line drive hit him in the top of the head and careened into right field, allowing a run to score. Kane was pulled from the game but will be okay. In came Eric Syverson in relief. In nearly three frames of work, Syverson gave up seven runs, including two home runs. However, after four innings, Decorah led 9-6.
Andy Sikkink threw an inning, not giving up anything. Head Coach Dennis Olejniczak brought in Dustin Cary for the final two innings; however, Cary was hit hard, giving up four runs to give Crestwood the win.
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