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Jones throws 1-hit shutout, Midgets split with Minot

MINOT -- Dickinson High senior Kendall Jones pitched a one-hit shutout on Friday in the first game of the Midgets' doubleheader at Minot, but the Magicians would claim the second game to salvage a split in the series.

Dickinson High senior Kendall Jones delivers a pitch on Friday evening in the first game of a doubleheader against Minot High at Corbett Field. (Photo by Alex Eisen / Minot Daily News)
Dickinson High senior Kendall Jones delivers a pitch on Friday evening in the first game of a doubleheader against Minot High at Corbett Field. (Photo by Alex Eisen / Minot Daily News)

MINOT - Dickinson High senior Kendall Jones pitched a one-hit shutout on Friday in the first game of the Midgets' doubleheader at Minot, but the Magicians would claim the second game to salvage a split in the series.

Jones kept the Minot lineup off balance all day - he allowed just one walk with the one hit - and the offense gave him plenty of backup, scoring six runs in the third inning of an 8-0 win.

"I would say the first game was the best all-around game we've played this year," Dickinson assistant coach Stephen Greenwood said. "Kendall on the mound, great defense behind him, everybody was getting on base, moving people over, timely hitting, it just shows how good this team can be when we put it all together."

Lucas Jones and Shawn Stoltz each had two hits and two RBI, and Eli Jung tallied a pair of knocks and scored two runs. Chase Ballard and Cam Jorda each added one hit and an RBI.

Kendall Jones was perfect through 3 1/3 innings before a single from Kyler Stenberg broke it up in the bottom of the fourth. A double play got the Midgets (13-1) out of the inning unscathed. Kendall Jones issued a walk to open the fifth inning, but a fielder's choice, strikeout and fly out ended the game. He struck out four in the victory.

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"That was one of the best games I've seen Kendall throw," Greenwood said. "He had everything working today."

Dickinson's good fortune ran out in the second game, as a series of injuries coupled with four errors led to Minot's 4-2 win.

Jorda pitched six innings in the loss and allowed seven hits and four runs, but only one of them was earned due to miscues behind him. He finished with two strikeouts and no walks.

"Cam pitched great, really well, but the defense kind of let him down," Greenwood said. "We just have to learn from it and move on."

Minot earned the first run in the bottom of the first, but Dickinson tied it on a Tanner Ouellette single in the top of the fourth inning.

Jorda hit a batter to start the bottom of the fourth, and three singles and an error followed, making for a three-run inning for the Magicians.

Dickinson got a run back in the fifth as Austin Boswell singled to score Jung, but the Midgets would get no closer.

Boswell finished with three hits, and Jung and Cody Maier had two each.

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Dickinson High 8, Minot 0

DHS 106 01 - 8 8 0

M 000 00 - 0 1 3

DHS, Kendall Jones (5.0) and Chase Ballard. M, Alex Schimke (2.1), Tyler Nord (2.2) and Kyler Stenberg.

W-Jones. L-Schimke. HR-None.

Highlights: DHS, Lucas Jones 2-3, 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI; Shawn Stoltz 2-2, 1 R, 2 RBI; Cam Jorda 1-2, 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI; Ballard 1-2, 1 RBI; Tanner Ouellette 2 BB, 2 R; Colton Jones 1 R; Kendall Jones 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 K, 1 BB. M, Stenberg 1-2; Schimke 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 7 R (5 ER), 1 K, 3 BB.

 

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Minot 4, Dickinson High 2

DHS 000 110 0 - 2 10 4

M 100 300 X - 4 7 0

DHS, Cam Jorda (6.0) and Chase Ballard and Tristen Brunk. M, Lofton Klabunde (6.0), Kyler Stenberg (1.0) and Creighton Rudolph.

W-Klabunde. L-Jorda. HR-None.

Highlights: DHS, Eli Jung 2-3, 2B, 1 R; Tanner Ouellette 1-2, 1 RBI; Austin Boswell 3-4, 1 RBI; Treven Hopfauf 1-3; Cody Maier 2-2; Ballard 1 R; Cam Jorda 1-3, 2B, 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R (1 ER), 2 K, 0 BB. M, Alex Schimke 2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI; Broden Wunderlich 1-3, 1 RBI; Klabunde 2-3, 1 R, 6 IP, 9 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 K, 4 BB.

 

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