EYE on South West ND Sports

Beulah finished third in the State Class B baseball tournament in Mandan.  They won their first game with a 14-3 victory over Thompson, but lost to Grafton, 3-1, in the semi-finals.  They came back to beat Carrington 3-1 for third place. Posted June 5, 2013

By Sheldon Christenson

Special to the Adams County Record

 

Beulah finished third in the State Class B baseball tournament in Mandan. They won their first game with a 14-3 victory over Thompson, but lost to Grafton, 3-1, in the semi-finals. They came back to beat Carrington 3-1 for third place. Central Cass became the 2013 State Class B champion with a 6-3 victory over Grafton. Bob Koch of Beulah was named coach of the year.

Weather permitting, the summer baseball and softball programs are starting up. I talked to Joey Erickson, Recreation Director, and she gave me a run down on what is available and who is coaching.

– T-Ball Joey Erickson and Tanya Huisman

– Midget (M), 7-9 Kye Erickson, Braxton Yates and Ben Pearson

– Little League (LL), 10-12 Kye Erickson, Braxton Yates and Ben Pearson

– Babe Ruth (BR), 13-15 Randy Burwick and Nolan Dix

– Girls softball (GSB), 7-10 Reba Resner, Joey Erickson and Tanya Huisman

– Girls softball, 11-18 Reba Resner

Below is the schedule for June. All LL and Midgets games are played at 3 and 5 p.m unless otherwise

written. (SB Fields)

All GSB games are played at 5 p.m. (SB Fields)

T-Ball games are played at 6 p.m. (SB Fields)

BR games are played at 5 and 7 p.m. (baseball field)

June 5 Hettinger @ Mott (M and LL)

June 10 Hettinger @ Scranton (M and LL)

June 11 Hettinger @ Beach (BR)

June 12 Lemmon @ Hettinger (LL)

June 13 Lemmon @ Hettinger (GSB)

June 17 Hettinger @ New England (M and LL)

June 18 Hettinger @ Bowman (BR)

June 18 Scranton @ Hettinger (T-Ball)

June 24 Scranton @ Hettinger (M and LL)

June 25 Hettinger @ Lemmon (BR)

June 26 Belfield @ Hettinger (M and LL) 10 a.m. and Noon

June 27 Hettinger @ Lemmon (GSB)

June 27 Hettinger @ Scranton (T-Ball)

 

I was informed that Hettinger will not have a legion baseball team this year due to lack of sufficient players. Unless someone knows differently, I can’t remember Hettinger not being able to field a legion team. Hettinger-Scranton did field a high school baseball team with the help of a couple of New England players. Probably about half of the high school team are still Babe Ruth eligible and may not want to play both Babe Ruth and Legion. I understand about four of the high school team players are playing with the Highway 21 team and some of the games may be played in Hettinger.

There will also be tennis sessions later this month when the tennis courts are finished being resurfaced. I was told there are about 37 sign ups already.

Randy Burwick’s annual wrestling camp runs 10-11 June 13, featuring N.D. State Champions from the Hettinger Wrestling Progam: Kayle Dangerud, Duane Engraf, Sean Elkins, Luke Boxrud, and Theo Schalesky. The camp is full.

My 6-year-old grandson, Noah Harriman, is attending again. I hope his attention span is better this year. A high note for him is two of his friends from Bowman, Taylor and Austin Wanner, will also be attending. Noah told me he doesn’t want to wrestle Taylor because he is so good. I’m trying to convince him that wrestling tougher competition will only make him better. Time will tell.

See you at the games.