Times Gone By

Dana College shortstop Gregg Yanta gathers himself for a throw to first base during the 1992 Vikings baseball season.

Editor's Note: “A Look at Times Gone By” is an in-depth look at weekly Times Gone By entries compiled since 2015. These articles represent the history of Washington County sports.

The Dana College baseball team struggled through a 7-30 season in 1992.

During that campaign, which started with four wins and four losses, the Vikings lost 21 games in a row. They finally broke that skid during the second game of a doubleheader against Concordia University.

“We got one, but, boy, what a struggle,” Dana coach Dale Lemon said at the time. “This was a great 1-0 game.”

The Vikings beat the Bulldogs 1-0 on Shawn Winters' solo homer. Pitcher Craig Barsness picked up the victory, having earned a seven-hit shutout.

The victory pushed Dana's record to 5-25. It ended the year 2-5 over its final seven games.

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