The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking baseball team lost two games on the new field turf at Independence on Friday. An 8-inning 2-1 Mustang win preceded a 3-1 victory for Independence, which was honoring it
s five seniors.
While Viking infielders say the new turf was a bit faster, the base runners were the ones who noticed the difference.
“You slide a lot farther,” said Blake Bohnsack, who came in a couple times as a pitch runner, and advanced from first to third in Game 1 before being thrown out at the plate on an attempted double-steal play.
“It looks like they are sliding on linoleum,” said one VS parent.
The Vikings (22-15) wrap up regular-season action on Monday at Oelwein and Tuesday vs. Waverly-Shell Rock. They host Benton Thursday at 7 p.m. in the District opener.
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