Wolves pound Wildcats 12-2 in rain soaked game
By Neal A. Shipman
In less than ideal conditions, Watford City picked up a 12-2 win over North Shore-Plaza-Parshall-Berthold before rain forced the cancellation of the second game in the third inning last week.
“We played well in the first game amidst rainy, cold conditions,” stated Justin Johnsrud, Wolves’ head coach. “The field was fine until 20 minutes before NSPPB arrived. Our kids spent an hour hauling fill to the low spots and raking them before the game. They worked very hard to get the field ready to play.”
In the first game, Dillon Langerud picked up the win as he struck out five batters while giving up two walks in four innings of pitching. Trey Jacobson finished the game on the mound for the Wolves striking out three batters while giving up one hit in two innings of work.
At the plate, Jacobson and Douglas Rolfson were two for three.
“The second game was cut short after the third inning,” stated Johnsrud, “We were leading 7-2 and the field was completely covered in water so we had no choice.”
Both of these games were region counters due to an earlier cancellation by NSPPB. It was not a full game so will not be counted on the region record. Trey Jacobson started that game giving up 2 runs on 2 hits.
Game 1 R H E
Watford City 2 0 0 5 0 5 X 12 8 0
NSPPB 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 0
Game 2 R H E
Watford City 2 5 0 7 4 0
NSPPB 1 1 0 2 2 3
This week, the Wolves will begin their Regional Tournament action on Friday, May 21 with Watford City hosting the first game on Friday evening with the action then moving to Minot on Saturday.