Vikings Break Late; Lady Viks Fall to Bulldogs; Sweet 16

Vikings Break Late

The Siuslaw Vikings held the lead late into the game yesterday in Sutherlin.  With strong pitching from Gabe Simington and some good run support the Vikings managed to take a 4 nothing lead into the bottom of the 6th inning.  Simington had 10 strike outs for the Vikings allowing only 3 hits.  Jared Northrop came in for relief and the Bulldogs found their bats.  Scoring 5 runs in 2 innings for a 5-4 comeback win.  Overall, despite the loss, coach Tom Shinn said he liked the progress that the Vikings had made since Friday’s outing.  Shinn said the team was hitting the ball and coming up with some solid defensive plays.

Lady Viks Fall to Bulldogs

On the softball diamond the Viking girls had a battle against the Sutherlin Bulldogs.  Siuslaw managed 9 runs but it wasn’t enough to hold off Sutherlin who racked up 13.

Sweet 16

Saturday the Oregon Women face Central Michigan in the Sweet 16.  The game will be covered by ESPN and will air at 3pm Pacific time.

The OSU Beavers will face the second seeded Baylor Bears at Rupp Arena in Louisville Kentucky on Friday.  Game time is 4pm and will air on ESPN2.