Midgets sweep Blue Jays

Dickinson High seized the rare opportunity to play a baseball doubleheader on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and took two West Region victories over Jamestown at Southside Municipal Ballpark.

Dickinson High seized the rare opportunity to play a baseball doubleheader on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and took two West Region victories over Jamestown at Southside Municipal Ballpark.

Jackson Wandler tossed a two-hitter and struck out nine batters while Cole Frenzel added a two-run homer as the Midgets earned a 7-2 victory in the first game.

Dickinson had a 3-1 lead going into the fifth inning when Wandler gave himself some breathing room. Batting out of the fifth spot, the senior had a two-RBI double to score Stephen Laylock and Frenzel. Jeff Kaiser stepped in on the next at-bat and doubled home Ben Herauf, who had walked before Wandler went to the plate.

"We came out and had one big inning," Dickinson coach Pete Dobitz said. "The fifth inning was really big for us, had some guys getting some walks and some base hits."

Jamestown relief pitcher Gerard Mortenson added a solo home run in the seventh inning for the Blue Jays, but the damage was done and Wandler closed the book not long after.


Dickinson 16, Jamestown 0

The undermanned Blue Jays gave up 11 walks and hit four batters while the Midgets compiled 11 hits to tear off an 16-0 victory in the second game.

Ben Herauf had a home run in the game, his third of the season, for Dickinson.

The games were rescheduled from last Thursday because of bad weather. The North Dakota High School Activities Association, Dickinson High School and Jamestown High School agreed it was in the best interest of the teams - who each have hectic schedules this week - to play on Sunday, a day in which high school activities are normally prohibited.

Because of rescheduling, Jamestown had five players with previous com-mitments unable to make the trip.

"They're a scrappy team," Dobitz said. "They just ran out of arms. They played two seven-inning (West Region) counters yesterday."

The Midgets are also coming off a doubleheader sweep against Williston and are scheduled to play at Bismarck Century at 3:30 p.m. MDT Monday.

Dobitz hopes his team doesn't suffer the same bad luck against Century.


Still, Dickinson got a solid outing from Kaiser, who started the second game.

Kaiser struck out four and gave up just one hit in three innings of work to capture his first win of the season.

"He's got to throw Thursday against Williston, so we needed to get him off the mound as fast as we could," Dobitz said. "That worked out good for us."

Kaiser also finished the doubleheader 4-for-5 from the plate.

Dickinson High 7, Jamestown 2

JHS 010 000 1 -- 2 4 0

DHS 002 131 x -- 7 9 1

Tim Smith, Gerard Mortenson (5) and Dakotah Walker. Jackson Wandler and Dan Berg. W-Wandler (2-1). L-Smith. HR-JHS, Mortenson; DHS, Cole Frenzel (3).


Highlights: JHS, Mortenson 1-for-3, HR; Walker 1-for-3, RBI. DHS, Stephen Laylock 2-for-3, 2B, 2 runs; Cole Frenzel 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI; Jeff Kaiser 2-for-2, 2B; Ben Herauf 1-for-2, 2B; Jackson Wandler CG, 9 K, 3 BB, 1 ER, 2 H.

Dickinson High 16, Jamestown 0

DHS 029 41 -- 16 11 1

JHS 000 00 -- 0 2 0

Jeff Kaiser, Kyle Breen (4) and Michael Steve, Conner McNeilly (4). Ross Hogan, Brandon Gange (3) and Gange, Walker (3). W-Kaiser (1-1). L-Hogan. HR-DHS, Ben Herauf (3).

Highlights: DHS, Ben Herauf 2-for-2, HR, 3 RBI; Jeff Kaiser 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Dan Berg 3-for-3, 2 RBI; Tommy Peters 1-for-1, 2B; Jeff Kaiser 3 IP, 4 K, 1 H, BB.

Records: Dickinson 17-5, 12-1 West Region.

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