First baseman Bryce Pierce snares a high throw to force the base runner out at first. With a runner on first, second baseman Collin Nimrod caught a line drive for an out and threw to Pierce to get the double play. The runner was called out. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
It was a sweep for the Decorah baseball team (15-6) Tuesday night as the Vikings came home with two victories over Waukon.
The two wins moves the Vikes to 10-4 in conference action. They are tied with New Hampton at 10-4 in the conference (New Hampton has a 17-5 overall record), while Waverly-Shell Rock leads the way at 10-2.
The first game was a five-inning affair, with Decorah winning 11-1. With the score tied 1-1 after the first inning, Decorah put up four in the third and six in the fifth.
"The thing we did well in this game was we stayed disciplined to the strike zone. We only had five hits, but a lot of RBIs because they walked us 12 times and we got hit three times so that's 15 times on base with walks and hit batsman," said Coach Dennis Olejniczak. "When we did get an opportunity to swing the bat, we did a good job on our own with getting runners on."
The Vikes had just five hits. Collin Nimrod scored two runs, had two RBIs and a hit. Dustin Cary was on base four times, going 1-for-1 with three walks, a double and two runs scored. Josey Jewell had a hit and two RBIs. James Ostlie scored a run and pounded a single. Austin Ashbacher had an RBI, a single and scored a run. Bryce Pierce and Gavin Nimrod scored a run and had an RBI. Cole Svestka scored two runs.
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