The Boat has indeed turned. The island is within reach. Göteborg Hajarna (2-4) took both games against Swedish Academy (2-2) when the Elite series continued on thursday.
The first game was never in doubt. As always, Jason Norderum pitched well and this time got something to show for it. Five shutout innings was all the Sharks needed as the offensive surge continued and the defensive side was stellar. Hajarna eventually went on to win game on 12-2 in eight innings.
In the second game, Hajarna picked up where they left off. A sunny Shark Park crowd watched the home team go up five innings and Anders Nygren pitched well on the mound. Trouble came in the sixth when the Academy scored two runs and loaded the bases with no outs. Nygren was done for the day and Coleman Lukas put himself on the mound.
With that, the Academy was also done. Hajarna added some insurance runs and took game two 10-3.
“This was a team win. The offense continued, every guy in the lineup contributed and we made the plays,” head coach Coleman Lukas says.