The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team offense was a bit more sluggish in its first game Monday than coach Lance Lukes would have liked it to be, but later recovered for the second game of a double header with Lisbon.
But in Tuesday‚Äôs 20-2 district win in Edgeley, there were no early jitters.
The team put together at least three runs in each inning, ending the game after five, and had 15 total hits.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs always tough coming from a game like Monday,‚ÄĚ Lukes said. ‚ÄúThere can be times where players get set in looking for the walks and stop being aggressive at the plate.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWe were aggresive and hit the ball well and didnt sit back and wait for walks.‚ÄĚ
Offensively, Valley City was led by Jesse Johnson, who used his speed to his advantage throughout the game. He finished 4-5 at the plate and hit for the cycle, which included an inside the park home run. He scored all four times he reached base and also had six runs batted in.
‚ÄúJesse Johnson had himself a great day at the plate,‚ÄĚ Lukes said. ‚ÄúHe always had runners on when he had his at bats and found ways to drive them in.‚ÄĚ
Dalton Ondracek, Alex Milender, Casey Engelhard and Jonah Wolla also had multi-hit days.
Ondracek got the win on the mound, allowing five hits and two runs, one earned.
Tuesday night womens softball
Wonder Bar defeted Jmst Implement 7-0 & 7-0; Sanford/Goldmine defeated Wonder Bar II¬† 7-0 & 7-0; Streeter defeated FCCU/Iverson/Midwestern¬† 12-9 & 20-10; IDK II defeated Top Designers/Office Bar 7-0 & 8-4; Anne Carlson defeated Wonder Bar III 18-9 & 18-3; BYE ‚ÄĒ Corner Bar
18-0¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† Streeter
14-4¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† IDK II
12-6¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Wonder Bar II
10-8¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† Top Designers/Office Bar
¬† 9-9¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† Jamestown Implement
¬† 9-9¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† FCCU/Iverson Const/Midwestern
¬† 8-12¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Anne Carlson
¬† 7-11¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Wonder Bar
¬† 4-14¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Wonder Bar III
¬† 4-14¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Corner Bar
Dia 8¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† Sanford/Goldmine vs Wonder Bar III
dia 9¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† Top Designers/Office Bar vs FCCU/Jerry Iverson/Midwestern
Dia 10¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Wonder Bar II vs Jmst Implement
Dia 11¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Streeter vs Corner Bar
Dia 4¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† Wonder Bar vs IDK II
BYE¬† Anne Carlson
Valley City Jr. Open accepting registration
Online registration is open for the 2012 Valley City Jr. Open tennis tournament, which will take place July 20-21.
The USTA-sanctioned Level 6 tournament is open to boys aged 10-18 and girls aged 10-18.
Entry is $35 per player, although a USTA membership.
For more information contact Susan Kringlie at 845-6447.
VCSU lineman camp next week
15th Annual VCSU Line of Scrimmage Camp July 11-12 at Shelly Ellig Field
For players entering grades 9-12.
College Line coaches from VCSU, NDSU, Dickinson State, Minot State, Presentation College, U of M Crookston and more.
To print a brochure and register online at: vikings/vcsu.edu/football/camp
Contact Gregg Horner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.845.7423 for more information.