Work in progress; Viking softball team has strides to make before postseason run
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:00 AM
Halfway through the regular season, the Decorah softball season is making strides and has more to accomplish.
Returning letter winners for the Vikings are, from left, front row - Maria Hoyme, Chelsey Twait, Becca Alcock, Riley Hubka. Back row - Payton Hjerleid, Jenna Iverson, Kassie Hoyme, Tess Olinger, Shelby Stalberger. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Through 19 games, the Vikings have complied a 6-13 record. However, they are hoping to make big improvements in the closing weeks of the season.
Helping them along the journey is Head Coach Teri Olson. She is assisted by Paige Evans.
A look back at 2013
With a young team last season, the Vikings spent the campaign trying to gel. They finished the conference season with a 7-11 mark. In the first round of regionals, the Vikings took care of Charles City 10-0 in five innings.
The season came to an end in the semifinals, falling to Waverly-Shell Rock 6-2. They ended the season 15-18 overall.
As a team, the Vikings compiled a .268 batting average. They collected a .330 on-base percentage and a .355 slugging average. Decorah scored 177 runs with 138 RBIs, along with 37 doubles and 10 home runs. The pitchers put together a 3.55 ERA with 204 strikeouts.
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