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Carrington Takes Pizza Corner Crown

June 16, 2014

Drew Oberlander’s third-inning single had Valley City Babe Ruth up 3-2 in Sunday’s Pizza Corner Classic championship, but Carrington’s two-run single in the fourth sparked an 8-4 trophy triumph.

“We didn’t play our best baseball and, when you’re playing a good team like Carrington, if you don’t play well, you won’t beat a good team,” Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. “We made too many mistakes
out there: fielding errors, throwing errors, pitching errors, and Carrington, being the good team they are, took advantage of them.”

Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.

Devils Lake Breaks Away Late

June 13, 2014

Chase Carpenter allowed only three hits through seven innings and Jake Miller struck down runner after runner at the plate Thursday night, but Devils Lake scored three runs on two seventh-inning Legion Post 60 errors to turn a 1-0 lead into a 4-0 District win.

Devils Lake continued in the non-District follow-up for a 12-3 margin.

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Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.

Pete Mitchell, NFL HSPD Visit Valley City/Barnes County Library

June 11, 2014

Retired Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Detroit Lions tight end Pete Mitchell (left) met and discussed leadership with Talon Larson (right) and Valley City football players at June 7’s NFL High School Player Development reading program event at the Valley City/Barnes County Library.

Jenson, Babe Ruth Blank Edgeley, 18-0

June 11, 2014

Sam Jenson pitched Valley City Babe Ruth’s second no-hitter in as many games and led the offense in Tuesday night’s 18-0, 19-hit District win over host Edgeley.

“Again we had another great pitching performance,” Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. “Jenson improved from his last outing and found some things that worked and kept up with them. Our offense came out little sluggish in the first two innings; we talked and changed our approach and rattled off base hit after base hit. It’s always nice to put up that many hits in a game.”

Twins' Kids Camps in Enderlin June 21

June 10, 2014

The Minnesota Twins offer free youth baseball and softball clinics at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21 at Hendrickson Field, 205 Grand Avenue in Enderlin, N.D., or — in the case of inclement weather — at Enderlin High School Gymnasium, 407 Bluff Street.

Clinics, focusing on hitting, fielding and throwing, are open to boys and girls from six to 16 years of age, and are divided into two 90-minute sessions, the first for 6- to 9-year-olds and the second for 10- to 16-year-olds. Parents are encouraged to participate.

Babe Ruth Sweeps Oakes

June 10, 2014

Drew Oberlander drove home five runs and scored two more in Monday’s 16-2 five-inning District win over Oakes, then Riley Miller’s two-walk, four-strikeout no-hitter highlighted a three-inning 12-0 non-District nightcap.

“It was great to see the boys aggressive early in the contest,” Valley City head coach Lance Lukes said. “Riley did what has become expected of Riley to do: he just pitched strikes and let our defense help him out.”

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Jamestown Storms Babe Ruth

June 9, 2014

Jamestown took the first of Friday’s non-conference games from Valley City Babe Ruth at Charlie Brown Field before the second contest, tied 3-3 in the third inning, was cut short due to rain.

Valley City led 2-0 after two innings in the primer but came up with only three hits. Jamestown scored five runs in the third and nine in the fourth — most unearned despite serviceable Valley City pitching — to close out the game in four innings.

Rylee Bjork picked up two hits and a run while pitching three innings on five hits, seven runs allowed, four walks and five strikeouts.

Sayler, Langevin Soap Box Champions

June 9, 2014

TOP: From left, All-American Soap Box Derby Super Stock Division
winner Jordyn Sayler, second-place Hunter Sayler, third-place Josiah Crump, fourth-place Christina Sayler, fifth-place Eryn Crump, sixth-place Noah Kauffman, seventh-place Eryn Crump and eighth-place Eden Crump.

Babe Ruth Splits at Enderlin

June 6, 2014

Valley City Babe Ruth split a pair of non-league games Wednesday night in Enderlin, N.D., dropping the first, 6-4, but taking the second, 5-2.

Enderlin 6, Valley City 4

Valley City scored three first-inning runs, but with five walks, a double and a single, Enderlin brought four across for a lead they did not give up.

Sam Jenson picked up two hits, Andrew King connected on a two-run triple and Reese Huschka, Bryce Nelson and Jaden Oestern came away with a hit each.

Jenson took the loss on the hill, working all five innings.

Valley City 5, Enderlin 2

Wahpeton Batters Legion Post 60

June 6, 2014

Valley City Legion Post 60 jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead in Thursday’s opener at Charlie Brown Field, but four Wahpeton runs in the second sparked a six-inning 20-5 Wahpeton win followed by a five-inning 23-0 game two.

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