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Minot Ryan sweeps Midgets for 2nd time this season

MINOT — The Dickinson High softball team’s four losses this season have all came against the same team — Minot Ryan.

The Lions’ ace Hannah Stewart collected a win and hit three home runs en route to a West Region doubleheader win over the Midgets 15-1 and 6-4 on Tuesday.

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Stewart went five innings, allowed one run on four hits and struck six in the opening game. She also went 3 for 3 with two home runs, six RBI and scored three runs. Sheyenne Schmidt supplied three hits and scored three runs, while Maddie Lipp added two hits, RBI and scored two runs.

Minot Ryan sealed the game after a nine-run second inning. The Lions posted five runs in the first.

The Midgets (20-4, 16-4 West Region) scored its one run on a RBI from Lexi Yates. Katie Lafond scored the team’s only run. Mackee Hoffmann went 2 for 2 with a double. Haley Butterfield was tagged with the loss after going three innings and allowed 14 runs (12 earned).

In the second game, the Midgets went toe-to-toe with the Lions. Minot Ryan ripped back-to-back home runs from Stewart and Sydney Marmon in the fifth inning. The two home runs broke a 4-4 tie.

Dickinson’s Lexi Yates hit her first home run of the season in the second inning, which scored Riana Cooper. Hoffmann posted a RBI single in the third inning and a RBI double in the fifth.

Minot Ryan’s Brienna Backes was credited with the win and Madison Jahner was charged with the loss.

The Midgets continue their road trip by traveling to Bismarck High at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Dickinson 000 10 — 1 4 2

Minot Ryan 590 1x — 15 12 0

Haley Butterfield, Abby Jones (4) and Mackee Hoffmann. Hannah Stewart and Maddie Lipp.

W–Stewart. L–Butterfield. HR–MR, Stewart (2).

Highlights: D, Hoffmann 2 for 2, 2B; Lexi Yates 1 for 2, RBI; Madison Jahner 1 for 2; Katie Lafond run. MR, Stewart 3 for 3, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 runs; Lipp 2 for 4, RBI, 3 runs; Sheyenne Schmidt 3 for 4, 3 runs; McKenize Ebert 1 for 3, RBI, 2 runs; Anika Rovig 1 for 3, 2B, RBI, 2 runs; Sydney Marmon 1 for 3, run; Alex Smith 1 for 2; Brienna Backes RBI, run.

Dickinson 021 010 0 — 4 8 4

Minot Ryan 202 020 x — 6 7 1

Madison Jahner and Mackee Hoffmann. Brienna Backes and Maddie Lipp.

W–Backes. L–Jahner. HR–D, Lexi Yates. MR, Hannah Stewart, Sydney Marmon.

Highlights: D, Rachel Jahner 1 for 3; Emilie Sickler 1 for 4; Mackee Hoffmann 2 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI; Riana Cooper, 1 for 3, run; Lexi Yates, 1 for 3, 2 RB, run; Rachel Silkey, 1 for 3, run; Riley Cooper, 1 for 3, run; Riley Cooper, 1 for 3. MR, Maddie Lipp, 1 for 4, 1 run; Sheyenne Schmidt, run; Hannah Stewart, 2 for 3, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Anika Rovig, run; Sydney Marmon, 2 for 3, run, 2 RBI; M. Ebert, 1 for 3; Brienna Backes, 1 for 3.