Viking softball team improves to 8-5 with a home win Tuesday night against New Hampton

Posted: Wed, Jul 8, 2020 10:08 AM
Jane Murphy crosses home plate for the Vikings (Photos by's Clara Knudson)

A four-run 4th inning was the difference as the Decorah Viking softball team beat New Hampton 5-3 in Decorah Tuesday night.

Decorah scored a run in the bottom of the 2nd inning, but New Hampton tied the score with a run in the top of the 4th inning.  That set the stage for the Vikings to push across four runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to take a lead they never relinquished.  New Hampton scored single runs in the 6th and 7th innings, but the Vikings took the 5-3 victory.

Decorah is now 8-5 on the season.  The Vikings will head to Jackson Junction to take on Turkey Valley Thursday in a non-conference junior varsity/varsity doubleheader.  They will end their regular season next Monday by heading to Cresco to play a doubleheader with Crestwood.

Class 4A Regional softball play will begin Wednesday, July 16th, with Waverly-Shell Rock playing Mason City at Waverly.  The winner of that game will head to Decorah on Saturday, July 18th, for a 7:00 p.m. game against the Vikings.

Veda Gerleman bats
Ashley Schneberger pitches with Fiona Buresh at the ready
Ashley Schneberger and Isabel Ihde confer on the mound
Fiona Buresh, Kallie Mincks and Sage Wedmann