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July 8th, 2014
The Raven/Eagles swept Captainâs Pub, 22-14 and 20-5
Boomers Corner Keg swept Elliott Farms, 8-5 and 9-6
NuBar/Christensen Trucking took the first game, 8-5 before John Deere Seeding took the second, 14-12
Hope Electric swept Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains, 16-4 and 5-3
John Deere Seeding 14-4
The Raven/Eagles 14-4
Hope Electric 12-6
Captainâs Pub 9-7
Boomers Corner Keg 9-9
Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains 7-11
NuBar/Christensen Trucking 4-11
Elliott Farms 1-17
A breeze of opportunity blew Tuesday at Mandan Memorial Ballpark as Nate Rodriguez of Valley City Babe Ruth, Jesse Johnson of Legion Post 60, and the rest of a collection of nearly 30 select reserves arrived for a nondescript 9 a.m. baseball tryout to which each received letters of invitation.
âIt was good,â Rodriguez said.
Legion Post 60 found balance in Tuesdayâs League game against visiting Casselton, stacking up 13 hits and allowing only two in a 9-4 win before Casselton scored eight runs between the fourth and fifth innings of the non-Leaguer for the 9-3 win.
âWeâre never going to be a team that doesnât hit the ball,â said Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema of Valley Cityâs aggressive attitude in the opener.
Post 60 completes the season series 2-1 against Casselton, having taken June 24âs League game 9-6 on the road before the non-League game was not completed with an 8-5 Casselton lead.
Nate Rodriguez and Jesse Johnson received invitation letters to Tuesdayâs major league tryout camp at the Mandan Memorial Ballpark in South Mandan, N.D.
Rodriguez, the upcoming sophomore of this summerâs Babe Ruth team, and Johnson, the to-be Enderlin-Maple Valley junior, of Legion Post 60, didnât see it coming.
âI had no idea it existed until I got the letter,â said Johnson, nervous and excited to partake in his first such event and to get his name out to scouts. âMaybe some scouts saw us at Babe Ruth State last year.â
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 Cityâs Veterans of Foreign Wars Club.
âItâs something the AmVets have done for years,â said Gary D. Schlagel, Commander of Willis W. Weber AmVets Post 3. âItâs quite an accomplishment. Anytime we can do anything for the youth and the community, itâs our way of recognizing them.â
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.
âOur bats came alive for us today, and especially piling on hits from consecutive batters helped out,â Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. âOur middle five are really swinging some good sticks.â
Captainâs Pub swept Boomerâs 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
Captainâs Pub swept NuBar/Christensen Trucking, 7-5 and 18-8
Boomerâs Corner Keg/Dakota Plains swept John Deere Seeding, 15-4 and 15-13
The Raven/Eagles swept Boomerâs 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 wasnât 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.
âWe didnât play up to our best today, but we fought through it and found a way to pick up two big wins,â Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. âAnd like I told the boys, a W is a W, and we escaped today with two of them.â
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 25-28âs 2014 USA Wrestling Junior Duals in Oklahoma City, Okla. North Dakota took 24th in Greco-Roman action and 18th in Freestyle.