Vikings round the bases in Wasilla


Bryan Boyett/Alaska Sports Report

Jack Engell sends one over the fence as he hits a grand slam against Palmer.

The Petersburg High School baseball team took on unfamiliar competition at the Buddy Dale Invitational last weekend as they continued their pursuit of a state tournament bid.

The Vikings played four games in Wasilla, winning one.

"It was a great opportunity for us to compete against really good teams, teams that we don't face every day," Head Coach Jim Engell said.

Petersburg opened against the Eagle River Wolves, the eventual tourney winners, last Thursday, losing 17-2.

The Vikings held a 2-1 lead after the first inning, but Eagle River's bats swooped in to score nine runs over the next tw...

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