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Young Vikings learning early season lessons

Aledo, TX - Facing a tough non-district schedule with a young team would be challenging for any team, such has been the case for the Vikings. Head coach Joe Weik has never shied away from playing the best teams even knowing his young, inexperienced team may endure long nights.

Competing in the Drew Medford Memorial Tournament hosted by Aledo High School, the Vikings battled early in game one and then were shutout in games two and three.

Game one of the tournament, the Vikings faced the host school, Aledo, losing 6-5. Senior pitcher Trey Rowe was the tough luck loser, going six innings, sticking out three while walking none. The Vikings defense struggled behind Rowe allowing four unearned runs.

At the plate the Vikings made a late rally in the top of the 7th inning thanks in part from a RBI triple by sophomore Kolson Catalano and an RBI double by fellow sophomore Nolan McClure.

Game two the Vikings were shutout by Mansfield Lake Ridge 6-0. The lone bright spot for the Vikings, Santiago Perez had two hits and a stolen base.

After both games were canceled Friday, the Vikings returned to the diamond with a solo game Saturday morning against Arlington Martin. The game of the tournament was similar to game two, the Vikings were unable to get any sort of offensive attack going, falling 7-0.

The Vikings will turn their attention to district play as they head to Midland Christian over spring break for a two game series.


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