Viks unable to sail past Pirates

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It took seven pitchers to finish Saturday’s game between Siuslaw and Marshfield, with the Pirates rotating four pitchers — two alone in the fourth inning — and the Viks throwing freshman Caleb Hennessee, senior Brogan Cornish and freshman Jared Northrop in a 12-6 loss to Marshfield at John “Jiggs” Dodson Field.

Both teams generated decent offense, with the Viks smacking six hits and scoring six runs. But the Pirates took the lion’s share with 12 runs on 12 hits. Along the bases, the Viks left 14 runners stranded, with 9 batters striking out in the process.

Three of Siuslaw’s runs came in the fourth inning, when a Marshfield relief pitcher walked all 5 of the batters he faced, walking in 3 runs.

Saturday’s score was a season-high number of runs for the Viks, averaging 2.3 runs per game after scoring 23 runs over the last 10 games.

The loss drops the Vikings to 0-10 for the season and 0-3 since the beginning of Far West League competition last week, with all three losses coming from the Pirates (3-0).

The Viks will travel to Winston for a doubleheader against Douglas High School on Friday.

Siuslaw has only 6 home games this season — two of them doubleheaders — with the Viks’ next home game set for April 25, against South Umpqua.

First pitch for Friday’s game at Douglas is set for 3 p.m.

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