Matthew Kelly, Staff Writer

Vikings Baseball is back to a good start this year going 7-4 in their first games of the season. In the first matchup vs league rival Mission Bay, the vikes routed the Pirates, winning by a commanding 11 runs. Tied for first in league, the Vikes are poised for a strong run coming late into the season. With only three seniors on the team will rely on their younger counterparts. Still, the junior-heavy team is “older and more mature than the previous year” said junior catcher Jack Liebesman.

According to Liebesman fans can look forward to an improved pitching rotation and the strong camaraderie that hold the team together. Junior outfielder Calvin Hyytinen said, “we have all been playing together forever, since we were little kids.”

The cohesive group has proven its strengths with big wins over Chula Vista and Mater Dei Catholic, outscoring their opponents by 5 and 6 runs respectively. Coming up the Vikes have 11 league games including 2 more games vs league rivals Missions Bay.

On April 12th  the team will travel down to Petco Park to play league rival Patrick Henry in their second to last meeting. Tickets are only 15$ and can be purchased directly from a member of the team or Coach Frank. Sitting at 8-2-1, the Patrick Henry Patriots pose the greatest risk for the Vikes. The Vikings will conclude their season May 7 at Patrick Henry in a highly anticipated third matchup which may carry playoff implications.