Playing two of the toughest teams in the state to open the season, the Decorah baseball team (1-2) enjoyed playing in two fantastic stadiums last week.

In Mason City
The season opened Thursday with the Vikings traveling to Mason City to play at Roosevelt Field against the Mohawks. Despite having a 3-0 lead, the Vikings fell 6-3.
Fortunes changed in the fourth inning. With two outs, the Vikings committed an error with one runner on. That put two runners on base with two outs. A double drove in two runs to make it 3-2. The Mohawks scored a run in the fifth, then three more in the sixth to get the win.
Decorah had five hits, all singles from Collin Nimrod, Jake Hovden, Dustin Cary, Austin Ashbacher and Cole Svestka. In total, the Vikes left 12 runners on base.
Kyle Kane took the tough loss. He went 5 1/3 innings, giving up three earned runs (six total) on seven hits. Eric Syverson came in in relief.
“Kyle Kane pitched a very workman like game, but he wasn’t real sharp,” said Coach Dennis Olejniczak. “Kane battled hard against a pretty good hitting line-up. Mason City appears to me to be in a tough conference. They look like they’ll be able to win ball games.”

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