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Varsity 2009

Glibert defeats Emerald to end playoff run
The Gilbert Indians defeated Emerald 8-0 in playoff action Monday night. The loosing pitcher was Kevin McKenna. Kevin threw 4 innings before giving way to relievers Matthew Quarles and John Woolston. Viking pitchers surrended 5 earned runs on 8 hits and 4 walks in 6 innings. Leading the offense for the Vikings were Cooper Mullet, Dillon Loggins, and Derek Moore. Emerald recorded 5 hits in the game but were unable to push any runs across. With the loss the Vikings are elimentated from the playoffs with a playoff record of 1 win and 2 losses.
Emerald defeats Eau Claire to advance in playoffs
The Vikings left Eau Claire with a 12-0 victory Saturday afternoon to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Winning pitcher for the Vikings was Derek Moore. Derek threw 7 scoreless innings while walking only 2. Leading hitters were John Woolston and Holden Humphreys. The Vikings next game will be at Gilbert at 6:30.
Emerald drops first playoff game to Chesnee 8-0
The Emerald Vikings lost their first round playoff game to Chesnee 8-0 Thursday night. John Woolston (3-3) took the loss for the Vikings. John gave up 8 runs (4 earned) over 6 innings while striking out 5. Leading hitters for Emerald were Dillon Loggins and Riley Detreville. The Vikings will next play Eau Clair, who was defeated by Gilbert 11-0 in their round 1 matchup. Game time is scheduled for Saturday @ Eau Clair at 12:00.
Vikings finish season strong to advance to playoffs
The Emerald Vikings finished their season with a pair of victories to earn its way into the state playoffs. First, the Vikings defeated region foe Abbeville by a score of 11-5 to earn a birth into the 2-AA state playoffs. John Woolston (3-2) threw 7 innings to pick up the win while Derek Moore, Riley Detreville, and Cooper Mullet helped to provide the offense.
After earning its playoff bid versus Abbeville the Vikings went on to finish their season strong at home on Senior Night versus Strom Thurmond. The Vikings scored 2 runs in the bottom the first off an Austin Depree single and 1 run in the 5th on hits by Matthew Quarles, Derek Moore, and John Woolston. Moore recieved the start on the mound and gave up 3 unearned runs over 3 innings. Pitchers Matthew Quarles, Eric Clark, and Hunter Dysart combined to throw 4 scoreless innings keep the game close. In an exciting finish Emerald's John Mulkey hit a walk-off single to score John Woolston with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th to give the Vikings the victory. Hunter Dysart (1-0) recorded his first win of the season and the Vikings finished their 2009 regular season with an overall record of 8-9.
Vikings take road victory over Strom Thurmond 9-2
The Vikings won a road match-up against Strom Thurmond on Wednesday night to improve their record to 3-3 on the season. Taking the lead for the Vikings was Senior Derek Moore. Derek went 1-3 at the plate including a 2B, RBI, and 2 Runs scored. He also recorded the win on the mound by throwing 7 strong innings to improve his record to 2-0. Other top hitters for the Vikings were Riley Detreville (1-3, R), John Woolston (1-3, R, RBI) and Dillon Loggins (1-2, R). (March 25, 2009)
Vikings ride Woolston to 1st region victory
The Emerald Vikings (2-2) continued their string of standout pitching performances on Friday night in region action against Crescent. This time it was John Woolston (1-1) leading the way as he threw 7 shutout innings to help lead the Vikings to a 4-0 victory. John recorded 8 strikouts while scattering only 4 hits on the night. Leading hitters for the Vikings were Holden Humphreys (1-3, R) and Derek Moore (1-4, R). (March 20, 2009)
Vikings defeat Saluda 3-2
The Emerald Vikings came away with the 3-2 win in action Wednesday night against Saluda. Derek Moore was the winning pitcher for the Vikings. Derek threw 7 innings while only giving up 2 unearned runs in the 7th. Leading the Emerald hitters was Kevin McKenna (1-2, RBI). Kevin's RBI single helped to seal the victory for the Vikings. Emerald's record now stands at 1-2 for the season. (March 18, 2009)
Emerald drops two to Greenwood
The Emerald Vikings were defeated in both games of a JV / Varsity double-header against Greenwood High Friday night. The JV Vikings lost their contest 12-2 while the Varsity were defeated 2-0. Losing pitchers for the Vikings were Matthew Quarles (1-1) and Kevin McKenna (0-1). Leading hitters for JV were Thomas Walker and Dillon Loggins, while the top hitters for the varsity were John Mulkey and Derek Moore. (March 13, 2009)
Emerald Varsity narrowly deafeated by 96
The Emerald Vikings (0-1) were defeated 3-1 by 96 at Viking Park in varsity baseball action on Thursday night. After getting down 1-0 early, the Vikings tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the 1st on a Derek Moore homerun to deep centerfield. John Woolston pitched 7 strong innings for the vikings but was unable to come away with the victory.
(March 11, 2009)

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