July 8th, 2014
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.
Valley City will hold a public meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of the city's renaissance zone, which is set to end in July, 2015. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Valley City City Hall to discuss potential changes to the zone, particularly to re-examine the geography of the zone to determine if adjustments should be made that would allow property owners to take advantage of the renaissance zone, according to Tony Kobbervig, a member of the Valley City Renaissance Zone Authority.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Shanel Finke is the new event coordinator at the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce. She replaces Courtney Henkel, who moved to Colorado to pursue other opportunities. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The Valley City Monday and Thursday Farmers Market will begin its 35th year next week where customers can purchase local produce, baked goods and home-canned foods and maybe even a few surprises. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
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