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Dickinson rips 19 runs, 20 hits to roll Williston

WILLISTON — The Dickinson High baseball team left nothing to chance.

The Midgets piled on 19 runs and 20 hits during the West Region game against Williston.

Dickinson extended its win streak to nine with a sweep of the Coyotes 19-1 and 9-1 on Tuesday.

The Midgets scored five or more runs in the first three innings, which backed up a strong performance from left-handed senior Mitchell Mehrer. The lefty threw five innings, allowed one unearned run on two hits and struck out four.

Dickinson’s Tanner Hopfauf led the charge going 4 for 4 with a triple, three RBI and scored three runs. Alex Bast followed with three hits, which included a double and a triple, with three RBI. Cole Anderson and Brett Schweitzer each supplied three hits. Anderson scored four runs, while Schweitzer had a double and two RBI.

The Midgets completed the sweep as Spencer Murphy, Joe Mayer and Bast combined for the five innings. The trio allowed just one run on five hits.

Dickinson’s Kendall Jones, Tanner Ihmels and Hopfauf each had two RBI. Hopfauf had a pair of doubles, while Jones also supplied two hits.

The Midgets conclude their regular season traveling to Minot at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. With a win during the West Region game against Minot, Dickinson can clinch the No. 1 seed entering the regional tournament.

Dickinson 656 20 — 19 20 1

Williston 100 00 — 1 2 3

Matt Kohler, George Callen (3), Joren Falcon (5) and Ty Berg. Mitch Mehrer and Andrew Heckaman.

W–Mehrer. L–Kohler. HR–None

Highlights: D, Dylan Skabo, 1 for 4, run, RBI; Mike McChesney, 2 for 4, 2 runs, RBI; Kendall Jones, 2 runs; Luke Herauf, 1 for 3, 2 runs, RBI; Cole Anderson, 3 for 3, 4 runs; Spencer Murphy, 1 for 1; Brett Schweitzer, 3 for 3, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Tanner Hopfauf, 4 for 4, 3 runs, 3 RBI; Joe Mayer, 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Andrew Heckaman, 2 RBI; Alex Bast, 3 for 4, 3 RBI. W, Bailey Zaste, 1 for 3, run; Caleb Owens, 1 for 2.

Dickinson 170 10 — 9 6 0

Williston 000 01 — 1 5 2

Noah Haagenson, Ryan Perius (2) and Ty Berg. Spencer Murphy, Joe Mayer (3), Alex Best (4) and Andrew Heckaman.

W–Murphy. L–Haagenson. HR–None.

Highlights: D, Joe Mayer, run; Mike McChesney, run, RBI; Tanner Hopfauf, 2 for 3, run, 2 RBI, 2 2B; Andrew Heckaman, 1 for 1, run; Tanner Ihmels, 1 for 3, run, 2 RBI; Lucas Jones, run; Kendall Jones, 2 for 3, run, 2 RBI; Dylan Skabo, run. W, Seth Falcon, run, 2 BB; Matt Kohler, 2 for 3, RBI; Caleb Owens, 1 for 2; Ty Berg, 2 for 2.