Viking Baseball Swept by Jamestown
Viking baseball and Jamestown's Tuesday doubleheader at neutral Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. featured a 14-6 slugfest and a 3-0 pitcher's duel, from both of which the Jimmies came away the victors.
Valley City State is now 3-3 in North Star Athletic Association action and 12-21 overall. The Vikings plan to host Dakota State in a 4 p.m. Friday home opener.
Jamestown 14, VCSU 6
In game one, Jamestown outhit the Vikings 15-10. After the Jimmies opened up a 7-1 lead in the third inning, Valley City State battled to trail 7-4 with a two-out, three-run rally in the fourth but Jamestown added four more runs in the bottom of the inning for the final margin.
Sophomore utility Brady Anderson, senior catcher Dan Buehner and sophomore shortstop Jake Rambow —who went 2-for-2 with a run scored and four RBIs — came up with two hits each. Senior right-hander Bryce Venaas took the loss on the mound, allowing seven runs (six earned) and five hits in three innings.
Jamestown 3, VCSU 0
Viking pitching and defense were better in game two, but the offense mustered only three hits.
Valley City State junior right-hander Chip Rosales allowed five hits and three runs in a solid start, but Jamestown senior right-hander Jason Shaw was just a bit better with a complete-game shutout.
Viking freshman right fielder Anthony Necochea, Anderson and sophomore third baseman Tom Houdek all secured hits.