Archive - Sports Article
July 10th, 2014
Nate Rodriguez pitched seven District innings for 15 strikeouts and batted 3-of-3 Thursday as Valley City Babe Ruth took 6-2 revenge on Napoleon for June 17â€™s road loss.
â€śIt was a good win for us, especially to make up for that loss out in Napoleon,â€ť Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śWe struck out too many times at the plate and left a few to many guys on base, but came through with some clutch hits and picked up a good win.â€ť
Napoleon dynamite pitching held Valley City hitless in the three-inning, 4-0 non-District finisher.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
Valley Plains Equipment swept Sanford/Looysen I Care, 17-2 and 17-0
Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing swept Shadyâ€™s II, 9-5 and 9-2
Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms and IDK/Buff Bar split; IDK won the first game, 15-1, and Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms took the second, 13-9
FCCU/Iverson Construction/Midwest Machine swept Corner Bar, 10-0 and 15-0
13-2 IDK/Buff Bar
12-3 Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms
11-4 FCCU/Iverson Construction/Midwestern Machine
10-5 Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing
The Raven/Eagles swept Captainâ€™s 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
Captainâ€™s 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.
â€śIt was good,â€ť Rodriguez said.
Legion Post 60 found balance in Tuesdayâ€™s 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.
â€śWeâ€™re never going to be a team that doesnâ€™t hit the ball,â€ť said Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema of Valley Cityâ€™s aggressive attitude in the opener.
Post 60 completes the season series 2-1 against Casselton, having taken June 24â€™s 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 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