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Baseball splits week with one loss, one win

Cook County  Vikings baseball had two games last week, starting with a loss against the South Ridge Panthers at home, but finishing with a win over the Northeast Range Nighthawks on the road. 
At the game on April 27, the Vikings were down 8-0. They started getting their rhythm against a powerful, practiced pitcher and scored twice, but ended up losing to South Ridge 12-5. 
Coach Arleigh Jorgenson said it was a great experience for pitchers Kole Anderson and Isaac Sandstrom, who both had the opportunity to pitch against the strong Panther batters. 
It was a completely different story on April 29 when the Vikings traveled to Soudan to face the Northeast Range Nighthawks. Patrick Pierre was back from injury and pitched an impressive game with a single, a double, and a triple. Coach Jorgenson said Pierre was the all-star of the game. 
Coach Jorgenson said the Vikings were great on offense with Riley Tarver, Tait Crawford, Amos Falter and DJ Seidel all getting multiple hits. 
The Vikings claimed victory 12-2, in five innings. 
Coach Jorgenson said it was a really good win, especially considering it was earned on an away field after a long bus ride. 
Looking ahead, it is another busy week for Vikings baseball. The team will have three games at home on Arleigh Jorgenson Field. The Vikes play Esko on Tuesday, May 4, and Moose Lake/Willow River on Thursday, May 6. Both of those games start at 4 p.m. 
The Vikings also face some of their summer league teammates on Friday, May 7, also at home against Silver Bay. That game is to make up one that was canceled by weather. It will start at 11 a.m. 
WTIP's Rhonda Silence spoke with Coach Arleigh Jorgenson about the games played and the games ahead--and about employing some Yogi Berra philosophy.