Eye on SW ND Sports

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Sheldon Christenson
For the Record

The Post 115 Bears picked up two wins last week as the defeated the Dickinson Volunteers 11-7 on June 30 and downed Richardton 12-4 on July 2. In the Dickinson game the Bears scored five runs in the sixth inning with Camden Wokal, Warrick Dilse and Bo Wilson each knocking in runs. Mason DeFoe was the winning pitcher for the Bears allowing three hits, four runs over five and two-thirds innings and striking out seven. Ty Warbis threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.

In the Richardton game it was tied at two with the Bears batting in the bottom of the third when Wilson doubled scoring three runs. Wilson led the Post 115 Bears by driving in four runs. Josh Dix was the winning pitcher for Post 115. He went three innings, allowed two hits and two runs while striking out three and walking one. Corey Christopherson threw one inning in relief. Calley Meier took the loss for Richardton. He surrendered five runs on seven hits over one and one-third innings, striking out one.

Hettinger’s Little League and Coach Pitch teams are nearing the end of their season and an excellent season is has been. As of July 8 the Coach Pitch team was undefeated with one game left on July 9 at New England. They will finish their season with the season ending tourney at Killdeer on July 10. The Little League only has one loss and that was to Belfield. Their season ending tourney is at Bowman on July 15-16. Their last game is at New England also on July 9.

Junior Duals was not kind to the North Dakota Blue team as a team finished the tournament 2-6 with wins over Louisiana and Kentucky. But individual success did come in the form of three undefeated wrestlers from ND in Kyle Burwick (Hettinger), Ryan Ripplinger (Bismarck), and Reece Barnhardt (Bismarck). Burwick and Ripplinger went a perfect 8-0 on Team North Dakota’s top “Blue” squad, while Barnhardt was 7-0 wrestling for ND Red. Not only did Burwick go undefeated, the University of Wisconsin commit didn’t give up a single point over the course of two days. Burwick racked up seven technical falls and a pin while holding down the 126 pound weight class. Barnhardt joined Burwick in finishing undefeated in the 126 pound weight class. In total, Burwick and Barnhardt combined to finish 15-0 and outscore opponents 131-0 in matches ended via technical fall. Tate Nordby of New England wrestled for the North Dakota Red team and went 4-1. (Source ND Wrestle)

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

– July 11, Babe Ruth Baseball vs Beulah at Hettinger
– July 13-14, Post 115 Legion Baseball in Bismarck Tourney at Shiloh
– July 15-16, Little League in Tourney at Bowman
– July 17, Post 115 Legion Baseball vs Bismarck Capital B at Hettinger
– July18-21, Babe Ruth Baseball in Region Tourney at Beulah

See you at the games.

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