The Hayfield baseball team is happy to finally be playing some baseball games after the long winter we had. The Vikings are very young this season having only one senior and one junior on the varsity roster.
Hayfield opened the season with a doubleheader against Triton. The Cobras took game one 6-1, but the Vikings were able to get a come from behind win in game two 6-4.
Eighth grader, Easton Fritcher, picked up his first varsity win on the mound and had the game winning double in the last inning of that second game.
Hayfield took on perennial power Rochester Lourdes in their third game. It looked promising early as the Vikings held a 2-1 lead after one inning, but things fell apart quickly as the Eagles rolled to a 13-2 victory.
Goodhue was the next opponent as the Wildcats came to Hayfield for a doubleheader.
Both games were close and competitive, but the young Vikings just couldn't figure out a way to pull out a victory as they fell by scores of 6-4 and 6-3.
A trip to Kasson-Mantorville was next on the Vikings schedule to play under the new lights on the KoMets field. Hayfield was able to take advantage of some Komet errors and had some timely hits to take an early lead.
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