Roughriders give up ten runs in both games to Fargo Post 2
It was a tough night in Fargo for Dickinson as they dropped both matchups against Fargo.
Ahead of the tournament in Dickinson this weekend, the Roughriders travelled to Fargo to face the other American Legion team in the city, Fargo Post 2, for a conference doubleheader Tuesday night.
Dickinson struggled to keep Fargo off the board in both games as they allowed 20 runs between the two games, losing 10-0 and 10-5.
The Roughriders had four hits in game one as they couldn’t put up any threat to Fargo offensively, with Troy Berg having two of the hits.
Fargo would slowly extend their lead throughout the game, scoring in five of the six innings. They had two runs in the second and a single run in innings three through five, holding a 5-0 lead before an explosive sixth inning.
They put up five runs in the sixth to finish off Dickinson in game one.
Jadon Bast went five innings with five strikeouts. Just like he did in his last start, where he threw seven scoreless innings with ten strikeouts against Billings, Bast had 18 first pitch strikeouts. However, Fargo were aggressive at the plate and were able to take advantage of pitches in the zone.
The next game wasn’t much better for the visitors, but they were able to manufacture some runs late in the 10-5 loss.
After being down 6-0 through four innings, the Roughriders managed four runs in the top of the fifth, cutting into the lead 6-4.
However, Fargo answered immediately with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame to take a 9-4 lead. The Roughriders had ten hits in the game, three from Berg, but couldn’t draw any closer after their rally in the fifth.
Berg also pitched four innings with three strikeouts in the game.
The Roughriders have now allowed ten runs three times this summer.
It was another slow start for Dickinson who fell behind 4-0 in the first two innings. It’s a trend that head coach Tyler Frenzel has taken note of and will want to fix for the home tournament this weekend.
“I don’t know why, but we’ve been a slow starting team,” Frenzel said after a loss to Yankton Post 12 on June 20. “We’re trying to figure some things out there, but we’ve got to get off to better starts.”
They’ll be back in action to start the tournament on Thursday against Laurel at 6:30 p.m.