Vols end regular season with sweepBOWMAN — The Dickinson Volunteers ended their regular season on a strong note, sweeping a Section 8 doubleheader from the Bowman County Blue Sox on Friday.
BOWMAN — The Dickinson Volunteers ended their regular season on a strong note, sweeping a Section 8 doubleheader from the Bowman County Blue Sox on Friday.
Dickinson starting pitcher Braxton MacKenzie (4-1) earned his third victory in four days, twirling a three-hit shutout to beat the Blue Sox 3-0 in the opener.
“What an effort by him,” Dickinson coach Carter Fong said. “He was very composed and very under control on the mound, and he’s got a rubber arm.”
Bowman County starter Kyle Palczewski went the distance, suffering the loss despite a good outing.
The bats came alive in the nightcap as the Vols scored early and often, winning 20-4 in five innings.
“We jumped on them early,” Fong said. “We took advantage of their pitchers being unable to find the zone.”
The sweep means the Vols finished their eight-games-in-four-days stretch with a 5-3 record.
“We had a tough stretch in July, but we did win our last three of the regular season,” Fong said. “We ended on a good note, and I think we’re ready for tournament time.”
Dickinson 3, Bowman County 0
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Braxton MacKenzie and Nick Rohwedder. Kyle Palczewski and Matt Hochhalter. W–MacKenzie (4-1). L–Hochhalter.
Highlights: D, MacKenzie 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, BB, HB, 4 K, Brett Braunagel 2B, Tevin Papineau 2B, RBI. B, Hochhalter 1-for-2, HB; Daulton Braaten 1-for-1, walk.
Dickinson 20, Bowman County 4 (5 inn.)
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Korey Kallenbach, Aaron Berg (5) and Jamie Kuntz. Hochhalter, Dallas Breen (4) and Travis Teske. W–Kallenbach. L–Hochhalter.
Highlights: D, Ryan Yates 3-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI; Kuntz 2-for-3, walk, RBI. B, Nathan Pierce 2-for-3, 2B.
Records: Dickinson 19-9, Bowman County 3-25.