Babe Ruthers sweep Bowman again

The Hettinger-Scranton Bears Babe Ruth team again took two from Bowman on Bowman’s home field to conclude their regular season play.  They again played two five-inning games with the Bears coming out on top 17-13 and 12-5.

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By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

The Hettinger-Scranton Bears Babe Ruth team again took two from Bowman on Bowman’s home field to conclude their regular season play.  They again played two five-inning games with the Bears coming out on top 17-13 and 12-5.

In the opening game Mason DaFoe started on the mound for the Bears and was breezing along with a 16-2 lead until the bottom of the third inning.  After walking two and giving up a hit he was relieved by Warrick Dilse with the bases loaded.

The situation didn’t get any better as Bowman ended up scoring nine runs before Dilse got the last out.  Bears pitching gave up seven walks and four hits in that inning.  The Bears started with a bang by scoring five in the first, and seven more in the second inning.

Leading the hitting for the Bears was Carson Schalesky with three hits, three RBI’s and scoring four times.  Kyle Burwick and DaFoe each had two hits and scored twice.

Brett Christopherson pitched the final inning for the Bears giving up one run.  Bears pitching issued nine walks for the game and Bowman pitching issued eight walks for the game.

The starting pitchers for the second game were Christopherson for the Bears and Camden Wokal for Bowman.  Wokal was undoubtedly the smallest player on the field but he is a gamer.  He gave up two runs in the first inning, set the Bears down in order in the second, but ran into control problems in the third, giving up two runs and leaving with the bases loaded before being relieved.

The Bears ended up scoring six times in the inning.  Christopherson pitched the first four innings for the Bears and left with a 9-2 lead.  DaFoe had a good game at the plate going 3 for 4 including a leadoff triple in the first.

Both teams now head for Hazen for the regional tourney, July 17-19.  The winner of the regional tourney advances to the state tournament in Hettinger starting on July 31.  Since Hettinger is hosting the state tourney they have an automatic berth in it.  If the Bears should win the regional, the second place team will go to state.







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