Vale’s Kendall Hawley slides in, beating the throw of the Hilander defender, (Photo courtesy of Burns Times Herald)
BURNS – The Vale softball team made the road trip to Burns worth the miles, taking two games with 39 runs.
“We really hit the ball well and finally put our foot forward,” said Vale Coach Darin Johnson.
The Vikings downed the Hilanders 22-6 in game one and allowed Burns only a single run in game two, taking the win 17-1.
For Vale, Demia Hardin threw both games. Hardin only allowed one walk for the day.
“This was truly a team effort and I really can’t point out any one player,” Johnson said.
The wins secured second place for the Vikings in the Special District 2 standings with one regular season game left.
Vale (5-2 league, 8-14 overall) was scheduled to travel to Nyssa (0-5 league, 5-12 overall) on Tuesday. Due to press time, results were unavailable.
The district tournament is scheduled to start on Thursday with the third- seeded Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa team to meet the Vikings. The game has tentatively been set to take place in John Day Friday. The winner meet top-seeded Grant Union/Dayville/Prairie City later in the day.