Viks win Far West opener

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Siuslaw sophomore Caleb Hennessee had two RBIs against Marshfield and struck out seven from the mound—Ned Hickson/Siuslaw News

 

Siuslaw: 001 011 0 — 3 3 2

Marshfield: 001 100 0 — 2 2 2

 

After picking up its first win less than a week earlier, the Viking baseball team opened the Far West League season with a road victory at Marshfield High School.

“It was ugly, but it was a win.” Siuslaw coach Thomas Shinn said of the 3-2 win. “I was really proud of how resilient the guys were in this game.”

Sophomore Caleb Hennessee and freshman Dalton Stinger shared pitching duties, with Hennessee throwing five innings and retiring seven Pirate batters while allowing only one hit.

In his two innings, Stinger struck out five, holding Marshfield scoreless and to just a single hit.

Siuslaw’s first score came in the top of the third inning, when Hennessee was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring a run for a 1-0 lead. Marshfield responded by tying the game with a run in the bottom of the inning,  then moved ahead 2-1 after a score in the bottom of the fourth.

An RBI single from Hennessee in the top of the fifth inning tied the game at 2-2, with Stinger taking over the mound and holding the Pirates at bay to preserve the tie as the Viks returned to the batter’s box in the sixth.

Stinger managed to score the go-ahead run on a passed ball, 3-2.

Performances by Siuslaw’s outfield, particularly senior centerfielder Tanner Wilson and junior leftfielder Clayton Remilong, helped keep the Pirates off the scoreboard to secure the victory.

“Our outfield is really coming along,” said Shinn. “Clayton made a couple of catches in left field on fairly well-hit balls, and Tanner is playing amazingly at center.”

Today, Siuslaw is scheduled to host a make-up doubleheader against Marshfield High School postponed from yesterday due to weather. First game is at 11 a.m. , with the second game set for 1 p.m., weather permitting.

Tuesday, Siuslaw will be at Brookings-Harbor, beginning at 5 p.m.


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