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Watford City to host Region baseball tournament

Posted 5/15/13 (Wed)

By Zach Stenberg
Farmer Intern

Watford City’s baseball team improved its season record to 16-3 this past week as the Wolves beat Lewis & Clark, 3-2 and 8-4 last Tuesday,  rolling over Des Lacs-Burlington 12-1on Thursday and then shutting out Lewis & Clark on Thursday 3-0.
The Region Tournament, which will be held in Watford City begins at 12 noon on Monday, May 20, where the Wolves have the number one seed.

Watford City 3, Lewis & Clark 2
With Watford coming to the plate in the bottom of the seventh, Brandon Taylor hit a walk-off double to left center scoring Tyler Bates from first for the game winning run.
“It was a well played game,” stated Justin Johnsrud, boys head coach.
“Both pitchers threw strikes and the defenses made plays. We hit well at the plate tallying nine hits. It was a good warm up for the Region Tournament,” stated Johnsrud.
Dakota Neether struck out 15 and walked four, while giving up just two runs on four hits.
                                                                                       R    H    E
Lewis & Clark             0    0    1    0    1    0    0        2    5    0
Watford City                0    0    0    2    0    0    1        3    9    3

Watford City 10, Lewis &Clark 8
In this non counter game, the Wolves younger players saw a lot of action in the second game of the double header.
For the Wolves, Brandon Roff picked up the win in pitching giving up three runs on five hits. Davis Zubke was 2-2 with 2 RBI’s.
                                                                                   R    H    E
Lewis & Clark                     3    0    1    0    0        4    10   0
Watford City                        0    5    2    1    0        8    8    3

Watford 12, Des Lacs-Burlington 1
Last Thursday wrapped up the Region 7 schedule with Watford City rolling over Des Lacs-Burlington 12-1.  
For the Wolves, Andrew Sampsel pitched a complete game while giving up just one hit. Sampsel struck out 10 and walked two. Keegan Thompson hit a three run home run in the bottom of the sixth to end the game by the 10 run rule game by the 10 run rule in the sixth inning.
“We had another good day at the plate racking up 14 hits,” stated Johnsrud. “If we continue to hit the ball, we’ll be a tough team to beat in the Region 7 Tournament.”
                                                                                       R    H    E
Des Lacs-Burlington         0    0    0    1    0    0      1    1    3
Watford City                        0    2    0    4    3    3    12    14    4

Watford City 3, Lewis & Clark 0
In this five inning non-region game, the Wolves got all the runs they needed in the second inning by Dakota Neether’s three run home run.
Nate Egeberg earned the win throwing all five innings and only giving up one hit.  Egeberg recorded eight strikeouts and one walk.
“Our pitching has been good most of the season,” stated Johnsrud.
“Our at bats are getting better and our defense has been improving in this shortened season. Hopefully they keep improving through the Region Tournament,” stated Johnsrud
                                                                                   R    H    E
Lewis & Clark                     0    0    0    0    0        0    1    1
Watford City                        0    3    0    0    0         3    3    1