Roughriders reach title game in WillistonWILLISTON — The Dickinson Roughriders finally got their bats going Saturday and it put them into the championship game of the Economart-Delaney Tournament.
WILLISTON — The Dickinson Roughriders finally got their bats going Saturday and it put them into the championship game of the Economart-Delaney Tournament.
Mason Schiff went 3-for-3 and drove in four runs as the Roughriders beat Powell, Wyo., 11-5 just hours after falling 8-7 to Glasgow, Mont.
Despite the loss, Dickinson won its pool and will face either Williston or Thief River Falls, Minn., at noon MDT today for the tournament championship. Williston and Thief River Falls were still playing Saturday when The Press was published.
Alex Huschka drove in two runs and Cole Anderson and James Kary each added a RBI in the win over Powell.
Mickey Folske, a recent call up from the Dickinson Volunteers Senior Babe Ruth squad, pitched 4 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and five earned runs while striking out five and walking seven to pick up the win. Luke Herauf relieved him and closed out the game without allowing a run.
“Our defense is really starting to come around and pitching is much improved,” Dickinson head coach Cory Hansen said. “That’s where we need to be. Pitching and defense is what we’re preaching. Kids are working hard at it to do the right things. We make some simple mistakes once in a while, but we’re trying to correct those.”
Kary and Dylan Skabo went 3-for-4 in the loss to Glasgow. Skabo had a pair of doubles.
Aaron Berg struck out seven and gave up four walks while taking a no decison on the mound.
Hansen said the tournament has shown that Dickinson (3-8) can hit the baseball if it wants.
“The bats are starting to come around a little bit,” he said.
The Roughriders will turn right around and hit the road again Monday to play a nine-inning game against the Mandan Chiefs at 6 p.m. MDT.