Freshman pitcher Alex Watson (1-0) got the start in game two for the Hawks. Despite giving up three homeruns, Watson battled on the mound and finished the day pitching 7.0 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 eared runs, walking none and striking out 10 batters.
Like game one, the Hawks got on the board first in the bottom of the 3rd innings pushing four runs across. The scoring surge once again was lead by Morgan Glowa who laced a line drive triple to left field. This time McKennzie Kenobbie executed the safety squeeze and Glowa was able to score on a mis-cue by the Vikings.
In the top of the 4th innings the Vikings answered back and took the lead platting 5 runs on 4 hits and one error.
However it wasn't enough as the Hawks kept battling and scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. In the top of the 6th the Vikings answered with a solo home run by MacKenzie Hamre to tie the game.
In the bottom of the 6th inning senior Claudia Torres took a 3-1 pitch deep over center field to give the Hawks the 1 run lead. The Hawks went on to score two more runs that inning to give them the 9-6 lead and it was all the needed. Alex Watson retired the side in order in the top of the 7th to finish the game.
In game two the Hawks offense was lead by Rebecca Lopez who was 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI's. Alex Vargas went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI's, 2 Doubles and a walk. McKenzie Kenobbie was 2-2 with 1 run scored, 1 RBI and a walk. The Hawks finished game two with 9 runs on 10 hits and no Valley City errors.
The Blue Hawks (2-0,0-0) will now travel to Tucson, AZ to play 14 games. The Hawks will take on NCAA II Bemidji State and Robert Morris on Friday March 13th. You can follow the Hawks with LIVE stats all season.