Viking teams sunk by Pirates

Siuslaw senior catcher Lexi Smith looks for the sign from the dugout.

Siuslaw went scoreless and managed just two hits against Pirates

Softball — SHS: 5  MHS: 15

Baseball — SHS 0  MHS 6

April 27, 2019 — The Viking baseball and softball teams faced choppy seas against the Pirates at Marshfield High School last Tuesday, with both teams picking up losses on the road.

In baseball, Siuslaw went scoreless and managed just two hits against Pirates senior Cam Olson, who struck out 15 Viking batters in a 6-0 shutout.

“While our defense didn’t play great,” Siuslaw coach Thomas Shinn said in reference to the team’s seven errors, “it doesn’t matter when you strike out 15 times.”

Which isn’t to say Siuslaw didn’t have a highlight worth noting.

“Clayton Remilong made a fantastic diving catch in left field tonight,” said Shinn, referring to the junior outfielder.

Fellow juniors Caleb Hennessee and Jared Northrop shared pitching duties, with Hennessee throwing just over three innings and Northrop coming in for relief.

“I thought both Caleb and Jared did well pitching. We just didn’t give them much support defensively or offensively,” said Shinn.

Northrop and Mapleton senior Gabe Simington each had a hit for the Viks against Marshfield.

In softball, Siuslaw (1-6, 1-12) built built an early lead and established a 5-1 lead by the bottom third inning. But the Lady Pirates closed the gap to within two runs after third turn at the plate, the moved ahead 8-5 in the fourth inning on a three-run homer.

From there, the Lady Vikings’ offense went scoreless for the remainder of the game as Marshfield scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to end things early on the 10-run rule, 15-5.

Last night, both diamonds at Siuslaw were both busy as the Vikings hosted Marist (after press deadlines) to kick off the second half of the Sky-Em season.

Tuesday, Siuslaw will be at Junction City. Both games begin at 5 p.m.

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