Good week on the diamond; Vikes get three non-conference wins to move to 20-8
Thursday, July 04, 2013 3:06 AM
Playing non-conference games to start the week, the Decorah baseball team (20-8, 11-5 NEIC) picked up three victories.
Pinch runner Bryton Meyer dives back safely to second. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Monday the Vikings hosted East Waterloo (2-24) in a non-conference double bill. The first game saw the Vikes take advantage of four errors to get a 10-0 win in five innings.
In the first inning Decorah got four runs on three errors. The fourth inning saw the Vikes string together four hits to score five times. After a run crossed home in the fifth, the game ended early.
Decorah had eight hits. Collin Nimrod had two of those, along with scoring three runs. Dustin Cary had a hit, two runs scored and two RBIs. Kyle Kane had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs.
Kane was the winning pitcher. He gave up two hits and struck out six.
"They helped us on the start, and then we plugged in and helped ourselves on doing a pretty good job of producing runs," said Coach Dennis Olejniczak. "Kyle pitched a very, very steady game. He didn't have quite the pop on his fastball that he had against West Delaware but when you only give up two hits and one walk in five innings, you pitched a very effective high school baseball game."
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