The Littlefork-Big Falls High School baseball team had a day of highs and lows during the first round of the Section 7A Tournament in Cohasset Tuesday.
First, the Vikings upset the No. 3 seeded Chisholm Bluestreaks 6-4, gaining a spot in the double-elimination portion of the tournament.
However, the Vikings lost 21-0 to the Nashwauk-Keewatin Spartans in the next game, putting them into a must-win scenario.
Head coach Mason Imhof said the Vikings’ game against Chisholm is the best he has seen them perform so far.
“Tuesday versus Chisholm was our most complete game we played all season,” he said. “We were aggressive and jumped on them right away in the top of the first inning. Matt Kennedy started us off with a hit in the lead-off spot and we continued to lead throughout the entire game.”
Imhof went on to say he was proud of how his team performed Tuesday, and he looks forward to the next playoff game.
“We excelled at small things such as base running that at times we struggled with throughout the season,” he said. “I can see the growth of this team and that is the most rewarding thing.”
The Vikings were back in action Thursday when they traveled to Hibbing to take on the Cook County Vikings, the results of which were unavailable at press time.