- Dylan Dudley
Vikings split series with Liberty Christian
Fort Worth, TX - Heading into a crucial two game series the Vikings were looking to even the season series with the Warriors after being swept earlier this season. Led by a dominant pitching performance from senior hurler Ben Sanchez in game one the Vikings set the tone with a resounding 12-4 victory.
“Ben was big time in game one, setting the tone for us, he did what seniors should do this time of the year,” head coach Joe Weik said.
Sanchez would pitch six innings, striking out six Warriors, while allowing no earned runs.
Offensively the Vikings exploded for 12 runs putting several crooked innings on the board. Nate Hall and Santiago Perez each had three hits leading the attack. Hall knocked in two, while Perez scored three times. Senior Trey Rowe had a double and three RBIs and Robert Nagid had two RBIs as well.
Game two the visitors flipped the script on the Vikings. The Vikings offense stalled, falling 8-2, to split the series.
The Warriors knocked around the Vikings pitching staff, forcing the home team to use four different pitchers. Nate Hall would take the loss on the mound.
At the plate, Nagid was the lone bright spot, finishing 1 for 2, with a double and a run scored.
The Vikings will face off against Grace Prep, Wednesday night at home in a non-district contest.