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Austin Marchant recorded his eighth save for the Vikings this season. Photo credit - Doug Wells
Baseball - Tue, Apr. 11, 2017
Game 1
Game 2
Grand View
Waldorf University

Forest City, Iowa - The Grand View Baseball team split two games on a weekday road trip to Waldorf University. After the two non-conference games, the Vikings remain 9-5 in the Heart and move to 18-13 overall.

Grand View lost game one to Waldorf after being shut out 8-0.  The Warriors took an early lead off a stolen base in the first inning. Waldorf pulled away in the fifth inning, putting four more on board to take a 6-0 lead. Brandon Mazur (SR/Woodbury, Minnesota) recorded the loss lasting 5.0 innings while giving up seven hits and five earned runs.  The Vikings six hits came from Ryan Curtis (SR/Altoona, Iowa), Damon Nuss (JR/Sumner, Iowa), Jake Miller (SR/Prior Lake, Minnesota), Dustin Nelson (JR/Mondovi, Wisconsin), Jack Haller (JR/Urbandale, Iowa), and Hunter Embray (JR/Knoxville, Iowa).

In the second game, the Vikings won 9-6 in a back-and-forth battle.  Grand View put three runs on the board in the top of the fourth but Waldorf would answer with three of thier own. The game was tied at six with the Vikings up to bat. Nick Yan (JR/Woodbury, Minnesota)s hit a double to start out the top of the sixth. Cody Cline (FR/Fall Creek, Wisconsin) drove him home with a single to center field. Kyle Krier (JR/West Bend, Wisconsin) then stepped up to the plate, recording a double and drivng in another run, giving the Vikings a 8-6 lead. Dante Huffcutt-Grant (SR/West St. Paul, Minnesota) replaced Colby Sorenson (SR/Eldridge, Iowa) after three innings to give Grand View a strong relief pitching performance to record the win.  He pitched 3.0 innings giving up only two hits and no earned runs while striking out four.  Austin Marchant (JR/Indianola, Iowa) came in to pitch in the seventh inning to record his eighth save of the year.  The Vikings were led at the plate by Yan who went 3-3 with a double and an RBI, Ryan Scanlon (SR/Woodbury, Minnesota) who went 3-4 with two doubles, Cline who went 2-4 with a double and 4RBI, and Nick Panzica (SR/Minonk, Illinois) who went 1-4 with a homerun and 3RBI. The Vikings collect 11 total hits to the Warriors five. 

The Vikings next games will be at home Wednesday, April 12th, against Graceland University.  The double header's first game will start at 2pm with the second game to follow at 4pm.  

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