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Yankees Hand Vikings First Loss of Season

June 4, 2007 — Omar Encarnacion scattered six hits over six innings to win 10-3 and hand the defending champion Vikings their first loss of the season in AA baseball action Sunday night at the D.C. Canegata Ball Park.
The game, which started late and also withstood a power outage, was called after six innings due to time constraints.
Batting first, the Yankees scored one run on a solo home run off the bat of third baseman Jermaine Lynch in the top of the first inning. The Vikings responded with a two-run single off the bat of Dennis Brow to lead 2-1 at the end of the first inning.
After the Yankees failed to score in the top of second inning, the Vikings plated one run on a fielder’s choice to lead 3-1 after two innings. They would not score again for the rest of the night.
After a scoreless third, the Yankees took the lead for good in the top of the fourth at 6-3, scoring five runs on an RBI triple by Mckeel Rogers, a bases-loaded walk drawn by Omari Eastman and three costly Vikings defensive errors.
The second-place Yankees then finished their scoring for the night in the top of the sixth, plating five more runs on a two-run double by Steve Simmonds Jr., an RBI single by Omari Eastman and a wild pitch.
The game was called after both teams failed to score in the sixth inning.
Encarcion went all the way for the Yankees to pick up the win, while Arthur Canaii got the loss for the Vikings.
The Yankees' offensive attack was led by Simmonds, 2 for 4 with two RBIs; Rodgers, 2 for 4 with one RBI; and Eliezer Ramirez, 3 for 4. For the Vikings, Brow was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Mario Christian and Canaii both went 2 for 3.
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