Three players from the Fargo-Moorhead area will be continuing their baseball careers at Valley City State University next year.
VCSU coach Casey Olney announced Sunday that three players from Minnesota State Community and Technical College— Bryce Venaas, Anthony Myer, and Cole Honl — have signed with the team and will transfer to VCSU for the 2013 season. All three are originally from the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Bryce Venaas, an alumnus of Fargo South High School alum, went 8-1 in the 2012 season. Venaas had a 1.06 earned run average and opponents hit just .221 against him. His three shutouts and five complete games led the Spartans. He recorded 49 strikeouts in 53 innings.
Venaas was named to the All-Southern Division team, All-Minnesota College Athletic Conference, and was selected for the All-Region XIII team.
“Bryce is a big addition to our pitching staff,” Olney said. “He will be a guy that we can count on to help us win games and solidify the rotation. He had a great season last year and we are very pleased to add a local talent like Bryce to our program.”
Anthony Myer, another Fargo South alum, hit .371 and had 10 doubles while starting at third base for the Spartans. He also had a 2-0 record as a pitcher and had an ERA of just 1.5
“Anthony is a tough and talented infielder and fills a need for us at third base,” Olney said. “He did a really nice job there last season at MSCTC and we think he will be a great addition both defensively and with the bat.
Cole Honl, a Moorhead native, had an OBP of .403 with two home runs last season for the Spartans and hit .333 in his first season at MSCTC. He played first base, was a designated hitter, and pitched for the Spartans.
“Cole is a big athletic young man who brings a lot to the table,” Olney said. “He is a versatile guy and is excited to help the program any way he can. We are thrilled to get a guy with the combination of tools and size that Cole has.”
Babe Ruth playing double header tonight
The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team will be playing home double header tonight at Charlie Brown Memorial Field
The team will play Lisbon in a seven-inning league game starting at 5 p.m. A five-inning non-league game will follow.
Valley City beat Lisbon 20-4 and 15-1 last month.
Valley City Jr. Open
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 12-18.
Entry is $35 per player, although a USTA membership.
For more information contact Susan Kringlie at 845-6447.
Thursday night women’s softball results
Frontier Fort & Allied Agronomy split; AA won first game 6-0 & FF won 2nd game 7-6; Boomers/Wendel defeated Grotberg Electric 20-9 & 13-4; IDK defeated Tapps Lounge 14-0 & 12-2; Bye Stokkeland/Shady’s.
14-2 — Boomers/Wendel; 12-2 — IDK; 8-8— Frontier Fort; 7-9 — Grotberg Electric; 6-8 — Allied Agronomy; 4-12 — Stokkelands/Shadys; 3-13— Tapps Lounge
Dia 9 — Boomers/Wendels vs Stokkelands/Shadys; Dia 10 — Tapps Lounge vs Frontier Fort;Dia 11 — Allied Agronomy vs Grotberg Electric; BYE — IDK.
VCSU lineman camp nearing
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 email@example.com  or 701.845.7423 for more information.