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Midgets give no quarter: Saints lose 29-4 in home series thrashing

Dickinson's strongest inning overall came in the top of the third of game one, when the team scored eight runs, busting the lead to 10 points (12-2). By the bottom of the fifth, the game was over with the Midgets scoring an additional four runs.

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Coach Pete Dobitz and his team drove back to Dickinson with two blowouts in their double header against the Saints, in a 16-2 and 13-2 trouncing. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)

Sometimes you are the fly hitting the windshield and sometimes you are the windshield. Yesterday Dickinson High School was the windshield in their away baseball series against St Mary’s Central who entered the game 0-2 on the season.

Coach Pete Dobitz and his team drove back to Dickinson with two blowouts in their double header against the Saints, in a 16-2 and 13-2 trouncing.

“Got two wins tonight so it's a good day,” Dobitz said. “We saw the ball well tonight and hit the ball well. We took advantage of a couple of errors they made that were some costly walks for them. I think one of the main things was simply the flow of the game was better.”

Dobitz praised junior Drew Kovash who pitched in the first game. Kovash garnered six strikeouts and made no errors across 5 innings. \

“Drew Kovash threw a really good first game... His temperament and his pace on the mount was so much better,” Dobitz said. “The pace of the game got us off the field and in the dugout with a bat in our hand a little bit sooner.”

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Dickinson's strongest inning overall came in the top of the third of game one, when the team scored eight runs, busting the lead to 10 points (12-2). By the bottom of the fifth, the game was over with the Midgets scoring an additional four runs.

Each player in the line-up had at least one run and star athlete Troy Berg’s three RBI’s tied with Aiden Haich and Nathaniel Jilek RBI’s.

“I always say, hitting is contagious so once one guy started hitting it,” Dobitz said. “Everybody was just in the flow of the game and I credit that mostly to our pitchers for getting out there and throwing strikes and letting us work defensively.”

In the second game of the night, Berg put in another sensational performance bringing four of his team around to score — touching home on three runs himself. Defensively, the Midgets held the Saints from scoring a single run in the first three innings of the five inning game. Pitcher Isaac Daley threw fire on the mound, sending 5 batters to the dugout scratching their heads.

“St. Marys is a good team… I think they are a young and yet old team; they got four or five seniors but then they jump from there all the way down to sophomores and freshmen. They have guys that are good leaders and you can see that when you are playing them but they also get inexperienced that shows up every once and a while,” Dobitz said. “In the second game we had a couple of innings where we had four outs instead of three because a young kid at third base made a couple of errors. And some of them aren't physical errors but mental ones which kept us in the innings a little bit longer.”

The DHS team is 2-2 in region play. The Midgets hope to continue their good run of form as they head to Minot to face the speed ball team of Magicians in a non-conference double header that will surely test their skills.

“Minot is picked No. 1 in the conference so it will give us a good look at where we sit in the hierarchy in the conference,” Dobitz said. “My only concern is its projected to be cold. When you are dealing with the cold you try to prevent injuries and I am just hoping and praying that we stay healthy.”

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Head Coach Pete Dobitz walking the diamond as he runs drills for the Dickinson High School baseball varsity and JV team. (Josiah C. Cuellar/The Dickinson Press)

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Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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