Vale's Trent Aldred pitches the ball during a game. (The Enterprise/File photo)
VALE – The Vikings used two strong pitching performances to notch wins over Nyssa and Weiser last week.
Vale defeated Nyssa 9-2 April 4 in a league contest and then beat Weiser, 7-3 in a non-league game April 5.
While the Vikings put their bats to good use – scoring 16 runs over the two games – it was the play from the mound that made the difference, said coach Rick Yraguen.
Against Nyssa, Matt McBride racked up 16 strikeouts and gave up only two hits.
“He got himself out of trouble in the sixth, after loading the bases with no outs. He struck out two and had an infield pop-up and the rest of the game he was . . .