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Vikings winding up

Posted: Friday, Mar 10th, 2017

Siuslaw senior pitchers Heidi Jones (left) and Michael Larson (top) will lead Siuslaw’s defense from the mound. The season gets started for softball March 13, at Newport, and baseball, March 24, at home against Sweet Home. Photos by Ned Hickson/siuslaw news

On Feb. 27, the leathery sound of softballs and baseballs landing in well-oiled mits began at Siuslaw High School as players for both teams began winding up for the upcoming spring season around the diamonds.

The baseball team is returning a strong group lead by the pitching combination of senior Michael Larson and Mapleton sophomore Gabe Simington. At first base, senior Brogan Cornish will be returning to the stretch, along with junior thirdbaseman Jared Brandt at the opposite corner and senior Even Teter behind the plate.

The Vikings were originally scheduled to open the season on the road at Taft High School, but that matchup was canceled last week.

Instead, Siuslaw will open the season at home against Sweet Home on Friday, March 24, beginning at 5 p.m.

Tony Castro returns to the helm, along with assistant coaches Dave Snow and Randy Paredes.

The Vikings had a solid season last spring, going 8-15 overall and 5-10 in the Far West. Siuslaw is hoping to improve on that this season and finish deeper into the post season.

Around the softball diamond, things will be getting started a little earlier than baseball, with the Lady Viks on the road this Monday, March 13, at Newport.

For the complete article see the 03-11-2017 issue.

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