LINDSBORG–Despite a nasty defeat in game one, the Smoky Valley High School baseball team bounced back to score a win in game two at home on Monday with Hoisington.

In game one Smoky Valley scored a run in the bottom of the first, but then were shutout for the remainder of the game as Hoisington scored one in the second and two in the third before pouring ten runs across in the fifth to gain the 13-1 victory over the Vikings.

Ben Weldy took the loss on the mound for the Vikings.

Game two became a slugfest in the third inning as Hoisington scored four runs in the top of the third, and then another three in the fourth and two in the fifth, while the Vikings pushed across one in the third, four in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Trailing 9-7 in the bottom of the sixth, Smoky Valley tallied four runs when they came to the plate, with Zach Able driving in the go ahead run with a sacrifice fly, giving the Vikings an 11-9 win.

Besides the go ahead run, Able was also one of four Vikings to get two hits while also getting credit for his first win of the season on the mound.

According to Viking Head Coach Troy Miller, “It was good to have Zach (Able) get his first win and the go ahead play. I am thankful that we got a win.”

Brett Heitschmidt, Cort Elliott and Logan Rawson were the other Vikings getting two hits. Heitschmidt and Zion Thomas also each smacked-out a double.

With the victory, the Vikings are now 2-8 for the season and prep to travel to Hesston on Friday for a doubleheader.

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