The Viking baseball team wrapped up its season Wednesday in a game that was moved from Thursday due to the threat of rain. In addition to marking the end of the season for Siuslaw, it also represented the final game of their career for seven seniors on the team: Nick Steinman, Kyle Rose, Kelby White, Brogan Cornish, Drew Rannow, and Marcos Reyna-Ayala. It also was the final appearance of Mapleton senior Hunter Simington, who played catcher and outfielder for the Vikings this season.
It was a tough draw for Siuslaw to end the season with, taking on the first-place 13-2 Bulldogs, who clinched the Far West League title on Monday with a 12-3 win over Siuslaw in North Bend.
In Wednesday’s doubleheader season-ender, the Bulldogs completed the sweep with an 8-1 win in the opener, then a 9-5 win in the nightcap.
Despite the losses, the final game was one of the Viks’ best outings of the season, with Siuslaw taking the lead twice in the matchup and tying the game at 5-5 in the fifth inning.
Timely hitting by North Bend, along with a series of Siuslaw errors, helped put the Bulldogs back on top in the sixth inning to finish the sweep.
The Vikings ended the season at 1-14 in league (1-21 overall).
That same day, the Viking softball team finished its season on the road at North Bend in a doubleheader with the Bulldogs, with the ’Dawgs winning both games, 14-0, 15-10.
Wednesday concluded a hectic three days of play for Siuslaw, which included a single game against North Bend on Monday, followed by a make-up doubleheader Tuesday against Brookings-Harbor, then Wednesday’s doubleheader at North Bend.
In Tuesday’s match-up, Siuslaw connected for 11 hits in game two, with junior Ariel Rosinbaum going 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored, along with 2 RBIs from freshman Mia Collins.
In the opener, the Lady Viks had only 3 hits, including 1 each from freshman Elissa Hurley, sophomore Hayley Meier and Collins.
The Lady Viks ended their season at 1-14 in league (4-20 overall).