Jayden Gamrak (33) of Minneota slides in safely ahead of the throw to the Murray Country Central catcher in the second inning Friday at K.P. Kompelien Field in Minneota. On deck hitter Jack Lacek signals safe.

Vikings get wins over MCC, D-B

The Minneota Vikings notched two wins last week, topping Dawson-Boyd 11-6 last Wednesday and Murray County Central 5-2 last Friday.
No results were available on Monday's game against Canby.

Minneota 5, Murray CC 2
(Result Friday, May 20)
Minneota scored single runs in each of the first four innings and added two more in the fifth as the Vikings (9-5) rode the strong pitching of Ryan Dalager and Peyton Gillund to their third win in four games.
Dalager tossed the first six innings for the win, scattering seven hits. He walked three and struck out eight. Gillund needed only eight pitches to earn the save with a hitless seventh inning.
The Vikings got on the board early when Peyton Sheik walked, advanced on a single by Jonah Gruenes, and scored on an error in the opening inning.
In the second inning, Ryan Meagher led off with a triple and scored on Jack Lacek's single. Another run came home in the third inning when Jayden Gamrak singled with one out and eventually came around to score on an error.
The Vikings tacked on two more runs in the fifth when Dalager and Meagher singled. Tyler Gronke then drove in Dalager with a single and Meagher scored on a wild pitch.

Minneota 5, Murray CC 2
Murray CC..100 010 0 - 2 7 4
Minneota......111 020 x - 5 9 2

Minneota hitting: Peyton Gillund 0-for-3; Peyton Sheik 1-for-3, run; Isaac Pohlen 1-for-4; Jonah Gruenes 1-for-3; Ryan Dalager 1-for-4; Jayden Gamrak 1-for-3, run; Ryan Meagher 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3b, rbi; Tyler Gronke 1-for-3, rbi; Jack Lacek 1-for-3, rbi; Parker Bradley 0-for-0, run

Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Ryan Dalager (W) 6-7-2-2-3-8, Peyton Gillund (S) 1-0-0-0-0-0

Minneota 11,
Dawson-Boyd 6
(Result Wednesday, May 18)
Ryan Dalager and Ryan Meagher hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning and Peyton Sheik drove in three runs with a pair of doubles as the Vikings (8-5) upended the Blackjacks in Dawson.
Peyton Sheik hurled the first four innings for Minneota, allowing five hits and fours runs (two earned), while walking two and striking out five. Peyton Gillund, who entered with the score tied 2-2 in the fifth, picked up the win with three innings of relief. He gave up five hits and two runs, while walking two and fanning one.
Trailing 2-0, the Vikings knotted the game with a pair of runs in top of the fourth inning. Isaac Pohlen led off with a double and Jonah Gruenes followed with a single. With one, Dalager walked to load the bases. Pohlen scored on a groundout by Meagher, and Tyler Gronke singled in Gruenes.
Minneota then fell behind 4-2 before erupting for five runs in the sixth innings. Jack Lacek singled in one run, Gillund rapped a two-run double and Sheik drove in a run with double. The other run came around to score on an error.
Four more runs were pushed across in the seventh for the Vikings. Dalager and Meagher each homered to start the frame. After two walks and a hit batsman loaded the bases, Sheik swatted his second double to score two more runs.
Sheik, Gruenes, Meagher and Lacek had two hits apiece for the Vikings.

Minneota 11, Dawson-Boyd 6
Minneota...............................................................000 205 4 - 11 12 1
Dawson-Boyd.......................................................200 020 2 - 6 10 2

Minneota hitting: Peyton Gillund 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Peyton Sheik 2-for-5, 2 2b's, 3 rbi; Isaac Pohlen 1-for-5, run, 2b; Jonah Gruenes 2-for-2, 2 runs, bb; Keaton Jurrens 0-for-4; Ryan Dalager 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 bb's, solo HR, rbi; Ryan Meagher 2-for-4, 2 runs, solo HR, 2 rbi; Tyler Gronke 1-for-3, run, bb, rbi; Jack Lacek 2-for-3, 2 runs, bb, rbi; Parker Bradley 0-for-0, run

Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Peyton Sheik 4-5-4-2-2-5, Peyton Gillund (W) 3-5-2-2-2-1

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