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Krenz throws no hitter against Watford City

WATFORD CITY -- Through 12 innings during a doubleheader against Watford City on Tuesday, April 30, the Dickinson boys baseball team crossed home plate in 10 of those frames.

WATFORD CITY - Through 12 innings during a doubleheader against Watford City on Tuesday, April 30, the Dickinson boys baseball team crossed home plate in 10 of those frames.

The Midgets came away with a 21-0 five-inning victory in game one before defeating the Wolves 11-4 in game two from the Watford City High School Field

With the two-game sweep, Dickinson remains the lone team in the West Region with an undefeated conference record at 8-0.

Already up 7-0 in the top of the third, junior starting pitcher Kobe Krenz led off the frame with a single. Next, senior infielder Cody Maier stepped to the dish and lifted a fly ball to left field for a two-run home run. The long ball began a frame where 16 hitters had plate appearances and 10 runs were scored by the road team.

Maier finished 4-for-4 with a home run, a double, seven RBIs, three runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Krenz was 2-for-3 in the batter’s box, with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. The junior was even better on the mound, not allowing a hit or a walk through his 65-pitch, five-inning outing. He also had eight strikeouts, a hit-by-pitch to senior outfield Cory Wright was the only thing separating Krenz from a perfect game.

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In game two, Dickinson (9-5, 8-0 WDA) got its separation in the second inning. Maier, sophomore outfielder Nathaniel Jilek, senior outfielder Morgan Wardner, junior infielder Bryant Merry, and junior designated hitter Isaac Gjerde each collected RBIs during a six-run effort.

The run support was more than enough for sophomore starting pitcher Nick Deschamp, who allowed six walks, two hits and one earned run through five innings on the bump. Watford City (4-16, 2-8 WDA) mustered three hits during the doubleheader.

Dickinson High 21, Watford City 0 (F/5)D 322 (10)4 - 21 16 0WC 000 00 - 0 0 3D: Kobe Krenz (5.0) and Logan Bentz. WC: Liam Shannon (3.1), Jacob Jaarez (0.2), Judd Johnsrud (1.0) and Kanyon Tschetter. W–Krenz. L–Shannon. HR–Cody Maier.Highlights: D: Cody Maier, 4-4, HR, 2B, BB, 7 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB; Justin Berger, 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R; Isaac Gjerde, 3-3, BB, 2 RBI, 2 R, 3 SB; Morgan Wardner, 1-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI, 3 SB, 2 R; Krenz, 5 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 8 K, 2-3, BB, RBI, R, SB. WC: Cory Wright, 0-1, SB; Judd Johnsrud, IP, H, BB, ER.Dickinson 11, Watford City 4 D 161 021 0 - 11 11 3WC 102 010 0 - 4 3 2D: Nick Deschamp (5.0), Cody Maier (2.0) and Troy Berg. WC: Cory Wright (6.0), Kanyon Tschetter (1.0) and Tschetter and Jackson Dodds. W–Deschamp. L–Wright. HR–None.Highlights: D: Nick Deschamp 5 IP, 2 H, 6 BB, 4 R (ER), 5 K; Bryant Merry 2-3, 2 RBI; Landon Aman 2-4, RBI, R, 2 SB; Cody Maier, 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R; Morgan Wardner 2-3, RBI, R, 3 SB; Troy Berg, BB, RBI. WC: Tschetter IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R, K, 1-3, BB, RBI; Britton Cranston 0-0, 3 BB, R.

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