Vikings dodge Arrows in shoot outPublished 10:35am Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PELICAN RAPIDS – With a constant back and forth battle, the hosting Pelican Rapids Vikings were able to win a 14-13 extra inning affair with the Ashby Arrows Tuesday.
“Our pitchers still need to work on closing out innings,” Arrows coach Chad Akerson said. “We had to use three relief pitchers in the middle of the inning which is tough because they are only getting five or six pitches. We need to cut down on our walks and play better defense when our pitchers are throwing strikes. I know giving up 14 runs is not ideal but we still did a lot of great things tonight and I truly believe we are getting better.”
Blaine Gorton led the Vikings with four hits and five RBI, while teammate Logan Knorr got the win pitching 1 ⅔ shutout innings.
Ashby’s Zach Barry, Blake Ohren and Gage Olson had three hits apiece to go along with Reed Hanson’s two hits.
The teams combined for 35 hits in the game, six of which were extra base drives.
The Vikings would look to continue the positive momentum into a 4 p.m. doubleheader with Diloworth-Glyndon-Felton Thursday, while the Arrows will look to rebound as it travels to take on Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in a 5 p.m. Thursday matchup.