Viking Athletes post outstanding marks at Central Point.
Matthew Campbell ran the third fastest time in school history to win the 800 meters at the Crater Classic Invitational Track and Field meet in Central Point Saturday. Campbell’s time was 1:56.98.
Mack Marbas finished 2nd in the 3-thousand with a time of 9:03.40. Katy Potter was third in the girls’ 15-hundred in 4:46.14. That mark was her best ever and improved on her already number two on the all-time Siuslaw list by just under 9-tenths of a second.
Siuslaw Baseball split with the Brookings-Harbor Bruins on the south coast Friday afternoon… seven Siuslaw errors in game-one contributed to a 7-6 Brookings-Harbor win. In the nightcap Ryan Smith pitched a complete game gem, striking out eight and scattering three hits over seven innings for the 5-1 Viking victory. Siuslaw had seven hits and no errors in the effort. In other Far West Action Sutherlin swept Douglas in two games… North Bend and South Umpqua were rained out… they’ll play two games today and then the Bulldogs will host the Vikings in North Bend for one game tomorrow.
Viking Softball Victim of Weather and Falcons
No Viking softball Friday… it was a victim of the weather. The Lady Vikings had some non-league action Saturday in Elmira against the Falcons who came away with a 12-1 win. Andi Ruede picked up an RBI single in the third inning when she drove in Lacey DeSantis for Siuslaw’s only run on the day. Siuslaw will host Brookings-Harbor this afternoon in Florence for two games… then will host North Bend tomorrow for one.
On the college diamond…
Friday’s Pac-12 matchup between Oregon State and Washington was rained out and the Huskies swept both halves of a double-header Saturday 5-1 and 10-3. The Beavers cruised to an 8-run-shutout over the ‘Dawgs’ yesterday in Seattle. Number 5 Oregon State will stick around the Emerald City one more day… they have a non-league game this afternoon against Seattle University.
Number ten Oregon avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of 13th ranked UCLA with a 5-3 win yesterday in Eugene. The Bruins won the first two games in the series with a pair of 1-run-shutouts Friday and Saturday. The Ducks will be in Portland for a non-conference game tomorrow against the Pilots.