Baseball and softball look to improve

Franchesca Finelli
Staff Writer

The Vikings look to improve over the next few weeks.Photo by: Mikey Bryant

The Vikings look to improve over the next few weeks.

Beautiful weather allowed the men’s baseball team to take on Herkimer and Fulton-Montgomery and the women’s softball team to take on Onondaga and SUNY Broome.

The baseball team (4-8) lost to Herkimer College (5-7) 12-8 and 3-1 on Sunday afternoon. This was then followed by a split with Herkimer in a double header the following afternoon in which the Vikings lost game one 6-11, but won 16-4 in game two.

In game one on Sunday, business majors Danny Coleman and Kyle Bestle recorded RBIs.

In game two, business major Dan Yankowski was strong on the mound throwing five strikeouts and one walk.

The Vikings answered back at the plate the following day as Luuk Visser, business major, and Austin Lawrence, engineering science major, rocked two-run home runs against the Herkimer pitching staff on Monday.

In game two, Visser went 3-4 at the plate with three runs, and five RBIs including a three-run home run.

Following a challenging two days against Herkimer, the Vikings came back strong against Fulton-Montgomery (5-7). They defeated their Raiders in a double header. The Vikings won game one 17-1, and then took game two, 14-4.

The bullpen looked strong as Jake LaFerriere, civil engineering technology major, pitched a full game with two strikeouts and three hits in the first match-up.

In game two, criminal justice major Nicolas Teitter had a strong plate appearance in which he went in 3-4 with 3 RBIs.

“My goal for this season is the same as everyone’s on the team which is to work hard, compete and win,” said Teitter, sophomore first baseman and pitcher.

“In every at bat I try my best to do what’s best for the team and put the ball in play.

Sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t,” said Teitter who has been very strong at the plate so far this season.

The next outing for the boys will be an away game against Fulton-Montgomery once again on Thursday for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.

The girl’s softball team had two tough matchups against Onondaga Community College (9-9) in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Vikings lost both 20-10 and 9-1. The following Tuesday they came out strong defeating SUNY Broome (0-6) in a double header with scores of 12-6 in game one and 12-3 in game two.

Chelsea Stevens, early childhood major, Paige Roberts, physical education major, and Alyssa Ellis, individual studies major, all scored runs to aid the Vikings despite the loss in game one. The team itself recorded six singles and one double, scoring seven additional runners.

In game two, catcher Paige Roberts and first baseman Chelsea Stevens led the Vikings in game one with two hits and two runs each.

Kortnee Phillips, liberal arts major, led the Vikings going 2-4 at the plate and recording four RBIs. Kaitlin DelSignore and Alyssa Ellis, both Individual Studies majors, each recorded three RBIs in the game one.

In game two, shortstop and second baseman DelSignore once again led the Vikings at the plate with two doubles and two RBIs.

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