Dickinson wins Legion baseball tournament in Hettinger

The Dickinson Volunteers won the Darel Leetun Legion tourney held in Hettinger on June 23.  They opened up the tourney by downing Baker, Mont., in the first game of the day.

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The Hettinger-Scranton Bears, Post 115, followed that game and defeated Baker 13-2 behind the six-hit pitching of Jarad Mattis.  Mattis fanned seven batters and gave up only one walk.  The Bears only had a total seven hits themselves but were aided by five walks, two hit batsmen and numerous errors.  They broke the game open in the second inning by scoring seven runs on only three hits with one being a one-run double by Bo Wilson.

In the third and final game of the tourney the Volunteers took care of business quickly as they jumped ahead of Post 115 by taking a 5-0 lead after three innings and won 9-2.  Vols pitcher Kolbey Krenz was breezing along, as he only faced 10 batters after three innings.  The only Post 115 batter to get on base in those three innings was Brett Christopherson, who reached on a double.

Christopherson started on the mound for Post 115 but was relieved by Mason Defoe in the fourth inning after three batters.

Doing the damage against the Bears was Jeran Huglen with a couple of two-run home runs in the first and third innings.  Justin Berger also homer with a lead off shot in the fourth.

Hudson Pierce supplied the only two runs for the Bears with a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

A source close to the Volunteers indicated that the Dickinson team is made up of mostly 15-year old players.

Post 115 has an important region game with Washburn at Hettinger on June 30.  The last Southwest Division standings I saw had Washburn with a 3-2 record and in third place.  Post 115 was 4-0 in second place and the Bismarck Reps leading with a 5-0 record.


CLASS A Regional Standings

As Of June 28

Bismarck Reps. (6-0)

Hettinger Post 115 (4-0)

Washburn (3-2)

Mandan A’s (2-4)

Bismarck Capitals (1-3)

Dickinson Volunteers (0-6)

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