Playing just a few miles from Iowa’s famous Field of Dreams on Thursday evening, the Vinton-Shellsburg baseball team provided a movie-worthy offense that included 40 hits spread over two games as the Vikings swept Dyersville Beckman, 16-4 and 21-9. Every starting Viking batter either recorded a hit or scored after a walk in each win.
Game #1 vs. Dyersville Beckman
Vikings beat Dyersville Beckman 16-4 in 6 innings. Scott Betterton got his first Varsity Win allowing 5 hits and striking out 4 batters in 5 1/3 innings pitched. Blake Bohnsack got the save in relief. The Vikings had 16 hits with Nathan Struve and Jared Thompson leading the attack with 3 hits apiece and Tanner Davis, Scottie Wirth, David Bray, and Cole Overton each with 2 hits and Cole having 4 RBI’s.
Game #2 vs. Dyersville Beckman
Vikings beat Monticello 13-9 in a non conference contest Friday night. The Vikings continued their offensive ways by collecting 17 hits and averaging 15 runs a game to begin the season. Scottie Wirth had 3 hits(Triple), Conner Miracle, Tanner Davis and Jared Thompson each had 3 hits, 2 RBI’s as Davis and Thompson each hitting a double. Wes Edwards pitched 5 solid innings to get the Win and David Bray pitched 2 innings of relief for the Save. Scottie Wirth turned an unassisted double play in the 7th inning to stall the Panthers comeback attempt.
The Vikings will play a Conference doubleheader versus South Tama at Viking Field on Monday June 5th at 5:00pm.