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Midgets baseball splits with Saints

BISMARCK -- The Dickinson High baseball team split a West Region doubleheader Thursday at Bismarck St. Mary's, winning 14-2 and losing 10-3. In the first game, the Midgets (19-5, 19-5 West Region) got off to a fast start, scoring 10 runs in the t...

BISMARCK - The Dickinson High baseball team split a West Region doubleheader Thursday at Bismarck St. Mary’s, winning 14-2 and losing 10-3.
In the first game, the Midgets (19-5, 19-5 West Region) got off to a fast start, scoring 10 runs in the top of the first inning.
The Saints (4-22, 4-22) got two back in the second inning, but that’s all they would get. Dickinson scored four more in the top of the third, and the Saints went down in order in the bottom half to end the game early.
Lucas Jones and Kendall Jones each drove in three runs for Dickinson and combined for three hits and three runs scored. Benson Kramer added two hits and scored three times, and Michael McChesney went 1 for 1 with two runs and an RBI.
Cam Jorda, in addition to going 3 for 3, earned the win from the mound after allowing just the two runs on five hits with two strikeouts and no walks.
In the second game, the Saints built a 3-0 lead by the end of the fourth, but the Midgets got on the board in the top of the fifth when Chase Ballard singled to center field to score Kendall Jones.
St. Mary’s got some more breathing room after tallying seven more runs in the bottom of the sixth.
The Midgets scored twice in the top of the seventh when Lucas Jones and Jorda came around following an error at first base on a ball hit by Ballard, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.
Ballard had two of Dickinson’s four hits. Lucas Jones and Shawn Steffan had the other two.
St. Mary’s Jack Nathe, Noah Kopp and Kurt Dickhut all drove in two runs for the Saints.
Lucas Jones was saddled with the loss after allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits in four innings of work. He struck out three and walked four. Kramer pitched the final two innings, allowing seven runs (three earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and four walks.
The Midgets return to the diamond at noon Saturday for a doubleheader at Mandan.

Dickinson High 14, Bismarck St. Mary’s 2
D (10)04 - 14 11 0
SM 020 - 2 5 4
Cam Jorda and Eli Jung. Zach Zenker, Kullen Koiczek and Jack Nanthe.
W–Jorda. L–Zenker. HR–None.
Highlights: D: Lucas Jones 2 for 3, 3 RBI, run; Kendall Jones 1 for 3, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Benson Kramer 2 for 3, 3 runs. SM: Zach Zenker 1 for 1, run, RBI; Jack Nanthe 1 for 1, run; Kullen Koiczek 1 for 1, RBI.

Bismarck St. Mary’s 10, Dickinson High 3
D 000 010 2 - 3 4 2
SM 001 207 X - 10 8 1
Lucas Jones, Benson Kramer and Chase Ballard. Mark Sammons, Matthew Guenther and Kullen Koiczek.
W–Summons. L–Jones. HR–None.
Highlights: D: Chase Ballard 2 for 3, RBI; Lucas Jones 1 for 3, run; Shawn Steffan 1 for 3. SM: Noah Kopp 1 for 3, run, 2 RBI; Jack Nanthe 2 for 4, 2 RBI, run; Kurt Dickhut 1 for 2, 2B, run, 2 RBI; Matthew Guenther 1 for 3, 2B, run.

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