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Vikings Walk-off Yellow Jackets

The Spartanburg Vikings defeated Union on Monday night 5-4 on a walk-off triple by Elliot Cont.  

The Vikings jumped out to a 4-0 lead through three innings before Union could battle back and tie it at four in the top of the sixth inning.  Union would commit and error in the bottom of the 7th that gave the Vikings a baserunner and setting up the walk-off hit by Cont.  

For the Vikings Nate Kiser went 4 2/3 innings, allowed 3 earned runs on seven hits, striking out three Yellow Jackets while only walking one.  Ian Squires threw 2 1/3 surrendering one run on two hits, stoking out four and walking two.  

Offensively it was Cont that led the way for the Vikings at the plate going 3 for 4 with two RBI, including the game winner.  

For Union County Connor Goings pitched 3 1/3 giving up four runs, two earned, on five hits, stuck out 4 and walked three. Tanner Belue and Kevon Hughes both pitched an inning for the Jackets in the loss.  

Tanner Hardin was 3 for 4 for Union with an RBI. Branson Cook was 2 for 3 with an RBI. 

The Vikings are scheduled to play Chapman on Tuesday at Chapman  and Wednesday at Duncan Park, while the Jackets are scheduled to face Whitmire on Wednesday at Timken Park in Union.  

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