Beulah ends Dickinson’s seasonMANDAN — The Dickinson Volunteers’ season came to a close Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the Section 8 American Legion baseball tournament.
MANDAN — The Dickinson Volunteers’ season came to a close Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the Section 8 American Legion baseball tournament.
Luke Senske’s three-run triple sparked Beulah’s five-run second inning and helped the Cyclones build big lead early.
The Volunteers never bounced back and Beulah advanced to today’s championship game with a 10-3 victory at Memorial Ballpark.
“I would say we had a couple recurring problems throughout the year that came up again today,” Dickinson coach Carter Fong said. “We struggled playing from behind and we struggled with at bats with runners in scoring position.”
Brett Braunagel drove in runs in the first and fifth innings, but other than that, Dickinson had troubles bringing base runners home. The Volunteers stranded eight base runners in the final four innings.
Ben Maliske also had a triple and finished 4-for-4 with four RBI to boost the Cyclones, who face Mandan at 1 p.m. CDT in the title game.
Dickinson also struggled against pitcher Tyler Schmidt, who struck out four and walked just two — none in the first five innings.
“He’s not overpowering,” Fong said. “He doesn’t do anything too fancy up there. He just throws a couple good pitches for strikes. His defense made almost every play behind him.”
Jordan Tescher added an RBI single in the third inning and Taylor Dutchuk went 2-for-2 while scoring a run.
The Volunteers ended their season at 26-20.
Dickinson 101 010 0 — 3 7 3
Beulah 251 011 x — 10 11 3
Grant Dvorak, Tevin Papineau (3) and Nick Rohwedder. Tyler Schmidt and Ryan Koch. W–Schmidt. L–Dvorak (1-2).
Highlights: Dickinson, Brett Braunagel 2-for-4, 2 RBI; Tevin Papineau 1-for-3, 2B; Taylor Dutchuk 2-for-2, BB, run; Korey Kallenbach 1-for-4, 2B, run; Jordan Tescher 1-for-3, RBI. Beulah, Ben Maliske 4-for-4, 3B, 3 RBI; Luke Senske 1-for-2, BB, HBP, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 runs; Logan Kessler 2-for-3, 2 runs; Schmidt CG, 4 K 2 BB.
Records: Dickinson 26-20.