LINDSBORG – On Friday the Smoky Valley baseball team hosted Pratt for a doubleheader and lost both games, 14-3 and 13-1.
With the two losses the Vikings fall to 4-10 for the season as they now have a week off before going on the road to play Larned next Friday.
In game one, Smoky Valley held a 3-1 lead after three innings before Pratt put four on the board in the fourth, then added one in the fifth and eight in the sixth to gain the final 14-3 win over the Vikings.
Kade Blanchat and Trevor Jones each had a pair of hits for Smoky Valley while both Braxton House and Jerome Autry made the most of their hits by each hammering out a triple.
Nolan Moore spent most of the game on the mound for the Vikings using 99 pitches to give up just five earned runs as the team committed five defensive errors and striking out four. Ethan Able pitched in relief.
Pratt bounced ahead 2-0 in the first inning and never looked back, adding a pair of scores in the third, one in the fourth, three in the fifth and then five more in the seventh to take the second game 13-1 victory.
Ty Heitschmidt was the lone Viking with more than one hit and one of those was a triple while both Braxton House and Trevor Jones had doubles.
House threw the first 6.2 innings, giving up just six earned runs as again the Viking defense had five errors on the field, and struck out four before giving way to Able at the end.
SMOKY VALLEY VIKING BASEBALL hosting Pratt
Scoring: Pratt > 1-0-0-4-1-8-0 = 14-16-0; VIKINGS > 2-0-1-0-0-0-x = 3-11-5.
VIKING HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Nolan Dauer > 4-0-1-0-0; Braxton House > 3-1-1-0-0; Ty Heitschmidt > 3-1-1-1-0; Kade Blanchat > 3-1-2-0-0; Trevor Jones > 3-0-2-0-0; Ethan Able > 2-0-1-1-1; Aiden Hill > 3-0-1-1-0; Jack Opat > 3-0-1-0-0; Jerome Autry > 2-0-1-0-1. Team Totals > 26-3-11-3-2. 3B (2) > B. House, J. Autry – 1. SB (1) > K. Blanchat – 1.
VIKING PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Nolan Moore > 5.2-99-16-14-5-0-4; Ethan Able > 0.1-6-0-0-0-0-0. Team Totals > 6.0-105-16-14-5-0-4.
Scoring: Pratt > 2-0-2-1-3-0-5 = 13-19-0; VIKINGS > 0-0-0-0-0-1-0 = 1-6-5.
VIKING HITTING (ab-r-h-rbi-bb): Nolan Dauer > 4-0-1-0-0; Braxton House > 3-0-1-0-1; Ty Heitschmidt > 4-0-2-0-0; Kade Blanchat > 2-1-0-0-1; Trevor Jones > 2-0-1-0-1; Ethan Able > 3-0-0-0-0; Aiden Hill > 3-0-0-1-0; Jack Opat > 1-0-0-0-0; Nolan Moore > 2-0-0-0-0; Nicholas Jones > 2-0-1-0-0. Team Totals > 26-1-6-1-3. 2B (2) > B. House, T. Jones – 1. 3B (1) > T. Heitschmidt – 1. SB (3) > T. Heitschmidt – 2; T. Jones – 1.
VIKING PITCHING (ip-p-h-r-er-bb-so): Braxton House > 6.2-109-16-11-6-5-4; Ethan Able > 0.1-9-3-2-1-0-0. Team Totals > 7.0-118-19-13-7-5-4.
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