Friday (6/8) local digest

Post 60 gets rained out
The players were in uniform, lineup cards were filled out and the umpire had his mask, but Mother Nature kept the Valley City Post 60 baseball team from playing its home opener with Great Bend Thursday at Charlie Brown Field. A half-hour long rainstorm started minutes before the double header was ready to be played. The storm drenched everything in Valley City’s dugout and left large puddles throughout the infield. In the above photo, the puddles are the lighter spots on the infield. The team plays all weekend long at a tournament in LaMoure. The new home opener will be Thursday vs. Kindred.

Babe Ruth team splits games
The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team opened its season with a double header split Friday afternoon.
Valley City lost 4-0 in a league game to Steele, but came back with a 10-5 win in a non-conference game.
In the loss, Valley City was limited to three hits, two from Dalton Ondracek.
Nate Rodriguez and Ondracek split pitching duties in the game and each allowed two runs, one earned.
In the second game pitchers Jesse Johnson and Casey Englehard allowed a combined three hits over four innings and the Valley City offense put together 11 hits.
Ondracek, Jordan Magnuson and Jonah Wolla all had two hits and Ondracek had three runs batted in.
“It was great to see the guys come out in game two and play as aggressively as they did after the first game,” Lukes said. “Each player chipped in one way or another in this victory.”

RedHawks get a win
FARGO – Ryan Stovall hit a solo home run in the third and Ryan Delgado hit a three-run home run in the sixth to lead the Fargo Moorhead RedHawks to a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones on Thursday, June 07, 2012 at Newman Outdoor Field.
RedHawks starting pitcher Paul Burnside pitched solid early, going 1-2-3 through the first two innings of the T-Bones lineup and striking out five hitters in his first three innings.
The RedHawks continue their seven-game home stand with a three-game series with the Winnipeg Goldeyes at 7:02 p.m. on Friday at Newman Outdoor Field.

Hunters Safety in Barnes County
If you were born after Dec. 31, 1961, or if you will be 12, and plan to buy a hunting license, then you’ll need to sign up for a hunters education course. You can sign up for the courses at the first class, but you must attend all classes.
Class dates and times are June 11, 14, 18, 19, and 21, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., in the basement of the City Auditorium, 320 Central Ave. S., Valley City. There is no cost for the course.
For more information, call 845-3211, or 845-1999. Sponsored by the Barnes County Wildlife Club.

Thursday night women’s softball results
Grotberg Electric defeated Stokkelands/Shady’s 11-1  & 9-0; Allied Agronomy & Tapps Lounge split; AA won first game 7-5 & Tapps won 2nd game 3-1; IDK defeated Frontier Fort 16-0 & 8-7Boomers/Wendel
9-1 Boomers/Wendels
7-1 IDK
5-5 Grotberg Electric
4-6 Allied Agronomy
4-6 Frontier Fort
4-8 Stokkelands/Shadys
3-9 Tapps Lounge

Next Week
Allied Agronomy vs Boomers/Wendel; Frontier Fort vs Grotberg Electric; IDK vs Stokkelands/Shadys; BYE  Tapps