Baseball Vikings split season opener

By Steve Sell
March 30, 2016

BROOKVILLE — Smoky Valley’s baseball team charged back to win Game 2 with Ell-Saline on Tuesday to earn a split of the season-opening doubleheader.

The Vikings were an 8-4 winner in the nightcap with Ben Weldy notching the win on the mound. Four Vikings collected two hits each, including Zach Able, Jordin Foth, Ty Campbell and Zion Thomas.

The game was tied at 2-all when the Vikes erupted for four runs in the fourth inning. They played good defense behind Weldy, committing just one error.

Ell-Saline had won the first game 11-9, scoring six runs in the fifth inning. The Vikes made things interesting with a five-run seventh.

Able and Thomas had their hitting shoes on with three apiece and Brett Heitschmidt drove in three runs.

Ryan Weldy took the loss.