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Dickinson clobbers Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN — The Dickinson High baseball team struck the proper balance between staying patient and swinging away on Friday at Jack Brown Stadium.

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The Midgets pounded out 10 hits and picked up eight free bases in a 13-3 victory over Jamestown in West Region baseball play. The game ended in five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Dylan Skabo led all hitters, going 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. Luke Herauf finished 2 for 3, including a two-run double that helped the Midgets secure the win in the top of the fifth.

“I liked our approach at the plate,” Dickinson coach Pete Dobitz said. “We weren’t chasing balls. We tell our kids, ‘You know what ball can be hit on a line. That’s the ball you’ve got to look for until you get a couple strikes.’ I thought we did a good job of that today.”

It was a forgettable performance for Jamestown starter Joey Gebhardt (1-3), who entered having given up just six earned runs in three starts this season. He was tagged for 13 runs on 10 hits, walking five, hitting three and striking out two.

“That’s not typical of Joey on the hill,” Jamestown Kelley Kessler said. “The worst thing is I had to leave him out there because we have so many games coming up. I had to feed him to the dogs, so-to-speak.”

Dickinson (13-4 overall, 6-3 West Region) scored two runs in the first on a Brett Schweitzer RBI single and a Tanner Hopfauf bases-loaded walk. They added four runs in the second, thanks to a walk and two hit batters. The large lead only grew bigger with two in the fourth and five in the fifth.

Schweitzer, who was 2 for 2 with two sacrifice flies and four RBI, earned the win, surrendering three runs on two hits in four innings. He also struggled with his command at times, walking five and hitting one.

“He was mostly right around the zone,” Dobitz said. “He did all right — kept his pitch count down. I’m happy with Schweitzer’s outing.”

Jamestown (9-10, 3-7 West Region) scored its three runs in the third. Landon Weiser was driven home by Shaun Hogan’s RBI single. Hogan scored on a single to right field by Nate Souils, and Tyler Ukestad reached on a walk and eventually scored on a wild pitch.

Dickinson continues its season traveling to Mandan at noon today.

Dickinson 240 25 — 13 10 1

Jamestown 003 00 — 3 3 2

Brett Schweitzer, Lucas Jones (5) and Andrew Heckman. Joey Gebhardt and Shaun Hogan. W—Schweitzer. L—Gebhardt (1-3).

W–Schweitzer. L–Gebhardt. HR–None.

Highlights: D, Dylan Skabo 3 for 4, 2 runs, double, Luke Herauf 2 for 3, walk, double, 3 RBI, 4 runs, Brett Schweitzer 2 for 2, 2 SACs, 4 RBI, Mike McChesney 1 for 2, 2 walks, 3 runs, RBI. J, Tyler Ukestad 1 for 1, 2 walks, run, Nate Soulis 1 for 2, HBP, RBI, Shaun Hogan 1 for 3 RBI.

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Chris Aarhus
Aarhus has been a sportswriter for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Prior to that, he was the sports editor at the Minot Daily News and The Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. He also worked as a sports writer at The Dickinson Press. He was honored as North Dakota's Sportswriter of the Year for 2014.
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