Dakota Prairie dispatches Hettinger in consolation semifinalsMANDAN — Even after giving up three hits to Hettinger in the fifth inning Friday at the Class B state baseball tournament, Dakota Prairie pitcher Logan Lund was in control.
By: Scooter Pursley, For The Dickinson Press
MANDAN — Even after giving up three hits to Hettinger in the fifth inning Friday at the Class B state baseball tournament, Dakota Prairie pitcher Logan Lund was in control.
That’s because it was the only three hits that Lund allowed while pitching the Knights to an 11-0 win over the Black Devils. The game was stopped after five innings by the 10-run rule.
Lund struck out just one batter and walked two.
“I just wanted to come out here and get a ‘W’,” Lund said. “Obviously we can’t win a championship now, but we could come out and win.”
Dakota Prairie will play Bottineau in today’s fifth-place game while Hettinger takes on Watford City in the seventh-place game.
The Knights took the excitement out of it early with six runs in the second inning and three more in the third. They chased Hettinger starter Chad Mosbrucker with one out in the third.
Mosbrucker took the loss, giving up 10 runs on just three hits. His problem was control as he walked seven and hit a batter.
“Logan threw well and they struggled to throw the ball over the plate,” Dakota Prairie coach Garrett Magner said. “That’s how we’ve won our games this year, we’ve had to scratch out runs.”
Of the eight free passes allowed by Hettinger, all eight scored.
McCahen Schweitzer relieved and gave up just one run on three hits.
Lund still had a no-hitter with two outs in the fifth before Dylan Chadwick blooped a single just behind first, Nate Pierce singled and Drew Kugel followed with another single to load the bases.
Lund got Mosbrucker to ground back to him to end the game. He also had a second assist and a putout in the fifth.
Dakota Prairie left fielder Dalton Flaagan had as many hits as Hettinger, belting out a double and two singles from the seventh spot in the order.
Alex Herman had a hit, walked twice, scored two times and drove in two runs from his spot atop the order.
Dylan Gillett scored two times and Colton Anderson, Braydon Gourneau and Lund each drove in two runs.
Magner hopes to manufacture one more win.
“The first goal is to win it, the second is to win two out of three,” Magner said. “If we win (Saturday), we do that.”
DP 163 10— 0 11 6 1
Hettinger 000 00— 0 0 3 1
Logan Lund and Alex Herman, Gavin Tweed (5). Chad Mosbrucker, McCahen Schweitzer (3) and Caleb Larson. W–Lund. L–Mosbrucker. HR–None.
Highlights: DP, Lund 5 IP, 3 H, 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Dalton Flaagan 3-for-3, 2B, RBI, run; Alex Herman 1-for-2, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Colton Anderson 0-for-2, 2 RBI, run; Braydon Gourneau 0-for-2, 2 RBI, run. Hettinger, Nate Pierce 1-for-3; Drew Kugel 1-for-3; Dylan Chadwick 1-for-3.
Records: Dakota Prairie 18-3, Hettinger 10-9.