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Midgets split baseball doubleheader with Bismarck Century

BISMARCK — The Dickinson High baseball team backed up starting pitcher Mark Erickson every step of the way.

Erickson threw seven innings, allowed one run on three innings and struck out five as the Midgets defeated Bismarck Century 5-1 in a West Region game on Saturday. Century pulled off the split with a 2-1 win during the nonconference game.

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The Midgets (10-4, 4-3 West Region) came through at the plate in the second inning to put up three runs, which included a two-run single from Dylan Skabo.

Brett Schweitzer, Alex Bast, Dylan Wallner and Cole Anderson each supplied hits in the game. Schweitzer posted a double and scored a run.

Cyril Nagurski had a RBI single for the Patriots in the third inning. Alex Horner scored Century’s lone run.

In the second game, Ian McDonald ripped the walk-off, game-winning RBI double to center field. Mason Przybilla, who went 2 for 4 with a double, scored the game-winning run.

Dickinson’s Dylan Wallner had the no decision after going four innings. Brett Schweitzer was tagged with the loss after going 2 1/3 innings, allowed two runs on five hits and struck out one. Schweitzer also went a perfect 2 for 2 with a RBI.

Nagurski was saddled with the no decision after going five innings, allowed one run on seven hits and struck out 10. Joel Thune picked up the win after he pitched a scoreless two innings.

Dickinson’s Cole Anderson went 2 for 3, while Luke Herauf, Tanner Hopfauf, Skabo, Wallner and Bast each supplied a hit.

The Midgets return to the field hosting Bismarck St. Mary’s at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dickinson swept the Saints by a combined score of 33-2 in the first doubleheader on April 22.

Dickinson 030 100 1 — 5 5 1

Century 001 000 0 — 1 3 4

Mark Erickson and Andrew Heckaman. Dalton Feeney, Mason Przybilla (4) and Chandler Aarfor.

W–Erickson. L–Feeney. HR–None.

Highlights: D, Dylan Skabo 1 for 2, 2 RBI, SB; Brett Schweitzer 1 for 3, 2B; run; Alex Bast 1 for 3, run, SB; Dylan Wallner 1 for 3; Cole Anderson 1 for 3; Lucas Jones run, SB; Tanner Oullette run, SB. C, Cyril Nagurski 1 for 4, RBI; Joel Thune 1 for 2; Przybilla 1 for 3; Alex Horner run.

Dickinson 000 100 0 — 1 9 2

Century 000 010 1 — 2 7 3

Dylan Wallner, Brett Schweitzer (5) and Cole Anderson. Cyril Nagurski, Joel Thune (6) and Cole Foss.

W–Thune. L–Schweitzer. HR–None.

Highlights: D, Schweitzer 2 for 2, RBI; Anderson 2 for 3; Luke Herauf 1 for 3; Alex Bast 1 for 3; Tanner Hopfauf 1 for 3; Wallner 1 for 4; Dylan Skabo 1 for 4, SB; Joe Mayer run. C, Mason Przybilla 2 for 4, 2B, run; Ian McDonald 1 for 3, 2B, RBI; Nagurski 1 for 3, run; Alex Horner 1 for 2; Thune 1 for 3; Nate Ziegler 1 for 3.