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  • 2019 Softball News


    Viking Girls Sweep Trojans

    By Craig Olson, 05/03/19


    The Pelican Rapids softball team completed a double header sweep over the Barnesville Trojans on Thursday, winning 14-13 and 17-11.

    The Viking (4-4) girls will host Ottertail Central (2-6) at 5:00pm Friday in Pelican Rapids.




    Viking Girls Clip Warroad for Second Win

    By Craig Olson, 04/30/19


    The Pelican Rapids Softball team earned their second victory of the 2019 season by defeating a solid Warroad team by the score of 5-4 in the Frazee Tournament on Saturday, April 27.   Eighth-Grader Sylvia Pesch pitched a complete game (7-innings) to earn the win.  She only walked one batter and struck out 3, while allowing 8 hits.  Her teammates played well defensively and made the routine plays.


    Offensively, the Vikings were led by Holly Bergquist (2 Hits, 1 Run), Emma Haugrud (2 Hits, 1 Run, 1 RBI), and Kiera Booth (4 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI).  Next on tap for the Viking nine will be a Heart O’ Lakes Conference doubleheader in Barnesville on Thursday, May 2, with the first pitch scheduled for 4:00pm.  On Friday, May 3 the Bulldogs of Ottertail Central will make the trip to Chauncey Martin field to take on the Vikings at 5:00pm.


    Pelican Rapids Girls Win Slugfest in Ashby

    By Craig Olson, 04/26/19


    The Vikings had 11 hits as a team, led by seniors Sarah Thompson (3H, 3R) and Grace Peterson (2H, 2R). Sophomore Holly Bergquist had two hits and scored three runs.  Eighth-grader Sylvia Pesch started for the Vikings and threw five innings to earn the win.  Bergquist came on in relief to get the six-out save, preserving the Pelican Rapids win.


     Pelican Rapids broke a 15-15 tie in the sixth inning.  Ashby had 15 hits in the game.  They were led by Kyra Aamot, Madison Bestul, Brynn Krupke, Anna Thormodson, Kalista Aamot and Josey Ness, all of whom had multiple hits.  Kyra Aamot went 3-for-5 at the plate and three Ashby players stole at least two bases with Amelia Barry leading the way with four steals.


    Coach Beck aims at improving pitching for 2019 softball campaign

    | Published on April 3, 2019 at 10:56am CDT | Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Coach Dan Beck and his Pelican Rapids Lady Viking softball season are gearing up for clear skies–and clear ball diamonds. 

    Team: Pelican Rapids Softball

    Conference: HOL

    Section: 6A

    Head Coach (years and record): 4 Years

    Last year’s record and finish: 4-15

    Assistant coaches: Sarah Davis, Chelsea VanRaden, Manda Erickson

    Players lost: Shelby Schermerhorn, Taylor Berndt, Claire Strand, & Morgan Hatle

    Top returners: Sarah Thompson, Grace Peterson, Greta Tollefson                   

    Key up and comers: Holly Bergquist, Vanassa Booth, Kiera Booth, & Allison Haiby

    Strengths: Athleticism & Competitiveness

    Areas to improve upon: Pitching

    Season Outlook: It will be an exciting season with some new faces!

    Teams to beat in conference/section: Hawley, DGF, & Frazee will make the HOL a very competitive conference.  Section 6A favorites will be New York Mills, Frazee, and Browerville.