Leksand spoil home opener for Hajarna

Göteborg Hajarna (0-4) came in to Saturdays game looking to swing the bats. They got on the board early and kept going from there. Timely hitting and solid defense made sure that the Sharks were up 9-2 through five innings.

Leksand Lumberjacks (3-1) had a hard time figuring out Hajarna starting pitcher Jason Norderum. The American had 9 strikeouts and two outs in the bottom of the fifth when the Sharks ran in to trouble. The Lumberjacks scored six runs before the Sharks got that third out and Norderum was done for the day. Leksand kept going and added four more runs and keeping Hajarnas offense at bay. Hajarna brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth but Joe Lankford popped out to end the game at 12-9 in favour of the visitors.

The steady rain continued as the second game got underway. This time, it was the other way around. Leksand jumped on Hajarna in the top of the first and was up 5-0 before the Sharks could get out of it. A late surge from the home team was not enough and the Lumberjacks won the second game 10-5.

Göteborg Hajarna don´t have to wait long to get another crack at their first win of the season. On Thursday May 14th, Akademin will be at Shark Park for a double header. First pitch is at 12.00.