NOW 3-1 ON SEASON

By William

LINDSBORG – The Smoky Valley baseball team made a huge rally in game one at home against Pratt on Thursday to get their third straight win of the season before stumbling in game two and losing for the first time in the 2021 season.

Down 6-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Vikings powered across four runs to gain a come from behind 7-6 victory and their third straight win to open the 2021 season.

After Brandon Malm tied the game with a two-run single, Haven Lysell-Stewart knocked out a single to knock in the winning run.

Karter Adam was the winning pitcher for Smoky Valley while Kade Blanchat going 3-for-4 and Lysell-Stewart going 2-for-4 led the Viking offense.

The Vikings lost for the first time this season in the nightcap as Pratt spotted the Vikings a 1-0 lead before pounding across six runs in the top of the second inning before adding four more in the fourth and two in the fifth to bury Smoky Valley 12-1.

Trayton Miller took the loss on the mound for Smoky Valley.

Now 3-1 for the season, the Vikings will busy again next week as they travel to Hillsboro on Tuesday and then return home to host Lyons on Friday.

GAME ONE = Pratt at SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

Pratt               1          0          2          0          0          2          1          6

VIKINGS        0          3          0          0          0          0          4          7

VIKING HIGHLIGHTS:

Karter Adam earned the win.

Kade Blanchat went 3-4 in the game while Haven Lysell-Stewart finished 2-4.

Brandon Malm hit a 2-run single to tie game in 7th.

Haven Lysell-Stewart had a walk-off RBI single to win game in 7th.

GAME TWO = Pratt at SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H         E

Pratt               0          6          0          4          2          X          X          12

VIKINGS        1          0          0          0          0          X          X          1

VIKING HIGHLIGHTS:

Trayton Miller took the loss.

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