Valley City State baseball put up plenty of runs Monday but lost a pair of slugfests to finish their Tucson, Ariz. Spring Trip.
The Vikings fell 15-9 to Williams College early in the day and closed with a 16-15 loss to Luther College in the evening. VCSUâ€™s offense racked up 40 total hits and 24 runs on the day.
Valley City State is now 9-18 overall and returns with a 5-11 Arizona
record. Next up are four games at Dickinson State (4-18) this weekend with a 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, and a noon and 2 p.m. doubleheader on Sunday.
Valley City State womenâ€™s basketball coach Cathy Hanek has resigned, VCSU announced Monday.
Hanek, who took over the Vikings last summer following longtime head coach Jill DeVriesâ€™s departure, steps down after coaching the Vikings for one season and compiling a 13-12 overall record. VCSU posted a third-place 3-5 record in North Star Athletic Association play.
A search for Hanekâ€™s replacement will begin immediately, VCSU athletic
director Jack Denholm said.
Viking junior right-hander Lindsey White is the North Star Athletic Association Softball Pitcher of the Week.
White, of Menahga, Minn., posted a 3-1 record this week as she helped the Vikings to a 5-4 record over their last six days in Tucson, Ariz. Whiteâ€™s ERA for the week was a sparkling 1.29 as she allowed just five earned runs in 27 total innings.
Viking sophomore right fielder Brady Anderson is the North Star Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week.
Anderson, a Jamestown native, batted .400 with a .575 slugging percentage and 10 runs driven in to help Valley City State to a 3-6 record last week in Tucson, Ariz. He posted 16 hits in nine games, including three doubles and two triples and five scored runs. His best game came in a 12-2 victory over Middlebury as he went 4-for-6 at the plate, scored a run and drove in four more.
Valley City State menâ€™s golf took eighth place Friday with a 329 team total on Friday at the Iowa Intercollegiate Championships in Moravia, Iowa. Saturdayâ€™s Day 2 of the event was cancelled due to cold temperatures.
Valley City State softball, after starting the season 4-9, got back to .500 with a 4-1 win over Antelope Valley and a 7-4 triumph over Oklahoma Baptist on Friday before losing 4-2 to Oklahoma Baptist and 3-0 to Dickinson State on Saturday.