By RODNEY HARWOOD of the COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD
MOSES LAKE — Big Bend first-year manager Jameson Lange doesn't lose track of any given situation during the course of a ballgame. His attention to detail and game awareness makes him a player's coach through and through.
But Wednesday afternoon he lost track of one basic fundamental when a team secures a playoff spot for the first time in 15 years. Assistant Ryan Doumit pointed to the fence as the team gathered in short left field after sweeping Wenatchee Valley 4-2 in the opener and 3-1 in the late game.
Lange's gaze diverted just long enough for the guys to swoop in with the Gatorade jug and douse the first-year skipper and let loose one last blast of joyous noise at the Big Bend field for one last time this season.
The Vikings (27-17, 15-11 NWAC East) dropped out of the NWAC Coaches Poll in May but secured their place in the NWAC cross region tournament.
They still have a doubleheader with Blue Mountain on Saturday, but they're in the tournament no matter what the seed.
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