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Freshmen Josh Luna. Photo Credit- Doug Wells
Baseball - Mon, Apr. 24, 2017
Game 1
Game 2
Grand View
William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Iowa- The Grand View baseball team won three games to stay within two games of second-place in the Northern Division of the Heart this past weekend against William Penn University. The Vikings are now 17-11 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and 26-19 overall. 

In the first game on Saturday, the Vikings won 8-6 after putting up two runs in the top of the seventh to avoid going into extra innings.  Hunter McIntosh (SO/Mitchellville, Iowa) recorded the win after a solid 2.1 innings of relief, giving up no runs and only one hit with striking out four.  Austin Marchant (JR/Indianola, Iowa) recorded his 11th save of the season to break the Grand View record.  The Vikings were led at the plate by Josh Luna (FR/Pleasantville, Iowa) who went 2-for-4 with a homerun and 3RBI, Tyler Smith (FR/South Africa) who went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Jack Haller (JR/Urbandale, Iowa) who went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Ryan Curtis (SR/Altoona, Iowa) who also went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

In game two, Grand View won 6-5 after taking the lead in the top of the seventh inning.  Dante Huffcutt-Grant (SR/West St. Paul, Minnesota) recorded the win in relief after pitching 1.1 innings only allowing one hit.  Marchant recorded the save after pitching the seventh inning.  Vikings were led at the plate by Dustin Nelson (JR/Mondovi, Wisconsin), Damon Nuss (JR/Sumner, Iowa), Smith, and Cody Cline (FR/Fall Creek, Wisconsin ) who wall had multiple hits. 

In game one on Sunday, Grand View lost, 2-4, after giving up three runs in the first inning that they couldn't quite recover from.  The Vikings were led at the plate by Curtis who went 1-for-2 and Cline who went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

In the second game, the Vikings blew out William Penn, 11-2, after racking up 12 hits and receiving a solid starting pitching performance by Eric Winter (JR/Oakdale, Minnesota).  Winter threw the complete game while only giving up two earned runs on four hits.  Grand View was led at the plate by Nelson who went 3-for-5 with a double and 2RBI, Luna who went 3-for-5 with a double and 2RBI, and Curtis who went 2-for-5. 

The Vikings will be on the road Thursday and Friday, April 27 adn 28, as they take on Peru State in Peru, Nebraska. 

Overall HAAC Streak
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