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July 7th, 2014
Nate Rodriguez and Jesse Johnson received invitation letters to Tuesdayâ€™s major league tryout camp at the Mandan Memorial Ballpark in South Mandan, N.D.
Rodriguez, the upcoming sophomore of this summerâ€™s Babe Ruth team, and Johnson, the to-be Enderlin-Maple Valley junior, of Legion Post 60, didnâ€™t see it coming.
â€śI had no idea it existed until I got the letter,â€ť said Johnson, nervous and excited to partake in his first such event and to get his name out to scouts. â€śMaybe some scouts saw us at Babe Ruth State last year.â€ť
Zach Doty, a 2014 Valley City High School graduate, received a Triple Crown trophy, sponsored by the North Dakota department of AmVets, for his 2013-14 Greco, Folk and Freestyle wrestling championships, at Valley Cityâ€™s Veterans of Foreign Wars Club.
â€śItâ€™s something the AmVets have done for years,â€ť said Gary D. Schlagel, Commander of Willis W. Weber AmVets Post 3. â€śItâ€™s quite an accomplishment. Anytime we can do anything for the youth and the community, itâ€™s our way of recognizing them.â€ť
Lisbon came out swinging and led 1-0 after a District inning Monday at Charlie Brown Field, but Valley City responded to finish a 17-7 win in the sixth on 18 total hits.
Down 7-1 midway through the non-District third and facing wind and rain from the northwest, Valley City tacked on seven runs in the home half for walk-off, three-inning 8-7 win.
â€śOur bats came alive for us today, and especially piling on hits from consecutive batters helped out,â€ť Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śOur middle five are really swinging some good sticks.â€ť
Captainâ€™s Pub swept Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg, 16-6 and 16-1
Hope Electric swept NuBar/Christensen Trucking, 9-8 and 17-6
Elliott Farms took the opener from Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains, 8-4, but Boomers/Dakota Plains took the closer, 13-5
John Deere Seeding swept The Raven/Eagles, 15-5 and 14-3
Captainâ€™s Pub swept NuBar/Christensen Trucking, 7-5 and 18-8
Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg/Dakota Plains swept John Deere Seeding, 15-4 and 15-13
The Raven/Eagles swept Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg, 11-10; 10-9
John Deere Seeding 13-3
Junior Varsity Awards
Varsity Defensive Leaders
Brooke Breckheimer, 49
Dierra Diegel, .982
Brenna Dieterle, 90
Dierra Diegel, 7
Another pair of games, another same-day Babe Ruth season sweep.
This time it wasnâ€™t easy, as Valley City returned from Ellendale, N.D., Wednesday night with a pair of comeback District wins, 7-6 and 6-5, for their seventh and eighth straight wins.
â€śWe didnâ€™t play up to our best today, but we fought through it and found a way to pick up two big wins,â€ť Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śAnd like I told the boys, a W is a W, and we escaped today with two of them.â€ť
From left, Jake Ashline (138 pounds), Jordan Magnuson (220 pounds) and Zach Doty (182 pounds) competed with Team North Dakota in Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling at June 25-28â€™s 2014 USA Wrestling Junior Duals in Oklahoma City, Okla. North Dakota took 24th in Greco-Roman action and 18th in Freestyle.
Legion Post 60 fell in June 16â€™s doubleheader at LaMoure, 14-8 and 7-2.
LaMoure led 10-0 through two innings in the opener, and Post 60 scored a run in the third and fourth, two in the fifth and four in the seventh, but the rally fell short. Legion posted eight hits and two errors, LaMoure 16 hits and three errors.
Masyn Olsen and Austen Meyer picked up two hits and Jesse Johnson batted in three runs.
Austin Berg pitched four innings and struck out three, Dalton Ondracek
a single inning. Meyer fanned two batters.
Adam Maresh won three power lifting gold medals and Jennifer Bennett a track and field silver medal in representation of Valley City and North Dakota in June 14-21â€™s Special Olympics USA Games in Princeton, N.J., from which Team North Dakota came away with nine gold medals, four silver and seven bronze.
North Dakota, featuring 34 athletes and 10 coaches, competed in Athletics (Track and Field), Aquatics, Bowling, Powerlifting, Unified
Bocce, Unified Soccer and Unified Volleyball.
Dawson Dietrich landed five of 31 Valley City hits on Tuesday as Babe Ruth scored 13 first-inning runs, six in the second, seven in the third and six in the fourth to demolish Edgeley, 32-1.
Rylee Bjorkâ€™s five-inning, five-walk, four-strikeout no-hitter did the rest to complete the season sweep.