Vikings holds off Lakeview in slugfest
Coming off a pitcher's duel two days earlier, Minneota and Lakeview engaged in a 10-inning slugfest on Thursday in Cottonwood.
In a game that saw the two teams combine for 21 runs, 17 walks and 30 hits, Minneota prevailed 11-10.
The Vikings rallied from a 6-2 deficit after five innings and eventually knotted the game 6-6 with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh. The teams then matched scores in the eighth and ninth innings before the Vikings plated a pair of runs in the top of the 10th and held the Lakers to a single digit in the home half of the 10th for the win.
Peyton Sheik entered in relief in the second inning with the Vikings down and limited Lakeview to two unearned runs over five innings, scattering five hits and six walks, while striking out eight. Peyton Gillund pitched the final four innings for the win, allowing three runs while fanning seven.
The Vikings' two run in the top of the 10th came on a leadoff walk to Keston Jurrens, a sacrifice bunt by Ryan Dalager, a run-scoring single by Brody Larson and a run-scoring groundout by Jack Lacek.
Dalager, Larson and Tyler Gronke had three hits apiece for Minneota. Gillund, Lacek, Isaac Pohlen and Jonah Gruenes had two hits each.
Minneota 11, Cottonwood 10
Minneota............................010 012 212 2 - 11 19 2
Cottonwood.......................050 010 012 1 - 10 11 3
Minneota hitting: Peyton Gillund 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 bb, rbi; Peyton Sheik 1-for-7, rbi; Isaac Pohlen 2-for-5, bb, 2b; Jonah Gruenes 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2b, 2 bb; Keaton Jurrens 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 bb; Ryan Dalager 3-for-5, 2 rbi; Brody Larson 3-for-6, 2 runs, rbi; Tyler Gronke 3-for-6; Jack Lacek 2-for-5, 2 runs, bb, rbi
Minneota pitching (i-h-r-er-bb-so): Isaac Pohlen 1-0-5-5-2-1, Peyton Sheik 5-5-2-0-6-8, Peyton Gillund (W) 4-6-4-3-1-7
RTR 3, Minneota 2
(Result Tuesday, April 26)
Ryan Dalager and Peyton Gillund combined to pitch a no-hitter, but the Vikings were hurt by passed balls and four errors, allowing RTR to score three unearned runs.
Dalager pitched six hitless innings and struck out 15 while walking only one. RTR scored a lone run off him in the second inning on an error, a stolen base and consecutive passed balls.
Gillund relieved and struck out the first two batters in the top of the seventh before a walk and two errors led to two unearned runs.
Minneota scored its lone run in the first inning on a one-out triple by Peyton Sheik and a two-out single by Jonah Gruenes. The Vikings took a 2-1 lead with a run in the sixth on three walks and a hit.
Sheik and Isaac Pohlen had two hits apiece to lead the Vikings' nine-hit attack.
RTR 3, Minneota 2
RTR..............................................010 000 2 - 3 0 0
Minneota....................................100 001 0 - 2 9 4
Minneota hitting: Peyton Gillund 0-for-3; Peyton Sheik 2-for-4, run, 3b; Isaac Pohlen 2-for-4, 2b; Jonah Gruenes 1-for-4, rbi; Keaton Jurrens 1-for-4; Ryan Dalager 1-for-4; Brody Larson 0-for-2; Ryan Meagher 0-for-0; Tyler Gronke 1-for-2; Jack Lacek 1-for-3
Minneota pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Ryan Dalager 6-0-1-0-1-15, Peyton Gillund 1-0-2-0-1-2