Herauf’s HR in 7th lifts RoughridersMILES CITY, Mont. — Luke Herauf showed some muscle swinging a wooden bat.
MILES CITY, Mont. — Luke Herauf showed some muscle swinging a wooden bat.
He hit the game-winning home run in the top of the seventh inning and the Dickinson Roughriders also had a solid pitching performance to give them a 2-1 win over Miles City at the Harry Griffith Wood Bat Classic on Thursday.
“We played well defensively,” Dickinson head coach Cory Hansen said. “We pitched extremely well and finally got a timely hit when we need it.”
Korey Kallenbach pitched all seven innings for the win and was backed up by some impressive defensive plays by outfielder Mark Erickson.
“Korey kept us in the game the whole time,” Hansen said. “He gave us a chance to win. We got some great defensively plays and that helped us maintain a tie throughout the game.”
Dylan Skabo scored Dickinson’s first run in the first inning after drawing a walk and then getting into scoring position on a steal of second base. Miles City was able to score the run back and it came down to the men on the mound.
The Roughriders (6-13) got the winning feeling back, but Hansen said it’s all about staying true to the game as they continue the tournament against Sidney, Mont., at 2 p.m. today.
“They are excited,” Hansen said. “I told them we have to be a little more humble and say ‘We need to maintain our composure and take the positives with us into the next day.’”