Wrapping up a rain soaked week which saw the Tuesday night game vs. ESM be rescheduled three times set up a Friday night doubleheader between the Lanier Vikings and the Eastside Panthers. In game one, Lazaro Diaz threw a complete game picking up the win 5-4. The Vikings jumped to an early lead with some timely hits and aggressive base running. Diaz blanked the Panthers through the first 4 frames, and the Viking defense held off a late ESM rally ending the game with a 7-5-2 put-out at the plate.
In game two of the double-header Lanier jumped out early scoring 5 runs in the top of the first including a three run home run by Jose Castillo-Duque. Duque picked up 5 hits on the night going 2-3 in game one followed by a 3-4 effort in game two. Rick Bocanegra picked up the win on the mound, silencing the ESM Panthers bats with five solid innings of relief.
With the pair of wins the Vikings head into the final week of the regular season with a playoff spot on the line.
Senior Night will be at Northwest Field Tuesday 4-26-16. Senior Night activities will start at 6:35 PM and first pitch vs. Bastrop will be at 7:00 PM.
Hope to see you at the Ballpark!