Hawks Snowballed by CDA


Cam Harris throws a pitch- Zachary McGee

Liam Bradford, Sports Editor

The Couer d’Alene Vikings(7-3, 2-2) defeated the Lakeland Hawks(1-7, 0-4) twice on April 9 in a snowy doubleheader. Although the Hawks have now lost seven straight since their victory in the season’s first game, they showed potential to perform against 4A opponents Moscow and Sandpoint. 

In game one, the Vikings beat the Hawks 19-2 in a game that Hawks middle infielder/pitcher Sean Tierney described by saying “We threw too many pitches. We weren’t able to get off the field in the amount of time that we needed to beat a team like Couer d’Alene. We didn’t kick in with that dangerous ‘all or nothing’ attitude until the second game began and we gave them all they could handle and just couldn’t put it all together at the end”.

The Hawks have been outscored 103-28 in their first eight games of the season and are looking forward to competing in closer games once they match up with some 4A schools. 

The Vikings, who started the season as 1-3, have now won six straight games and notched two relatively quick victories against Lakeland in a doubleheader that featured flurries of snow throughout despite it being the second week of April. 

Hawks outfielder Blaze day said, “We didn’t figure it out and I had a rough day at the plate since I’ve seen a total of five fastballs since I got back from Boise(Day hit a home run in Boise in his first plate appearance of the season). The second game we stayed close within range all game and I think that shows that we will have a chance against Sandpoint and Moscow.” 

The Hawks play the Moscow Bears on April 12.