Roughriders take two from Billings Flyers

The Roughriders improved to 14-7 with two wins over Billings on Saturday. (File Image / The Dickinson Press)

After a close loss to the Billings Flyers on Friday night, the Dickinson Roughriders produced double-digit hits in two wins on Saturday to improve to 14-7.

In the first game of the day, Dickinson scored runs in five of their six half innings at the plate en route to a 9-3 win.

An 11-run first inning between the two teams led to a 14-12 win for the Roughriders in game two.

“Today was a lot of sandlot baseball,” Tyler Frenzel, the Roughriders head coach said. “There were a lot of hits and a lot of walks. It reminded me a lot of sandlot backyard baseball. Troy Berg hit the ball well and he is always on base.

Troy Berg recorded five hits on the day and Landon Aman scored him in the first inning of game one when he drew a walk with the bases loaded.


Up 5-3, the Roughriders put the game out of reach in the bottom of the sixth with four runs.

Riley Odonnell and Carson Weiler both recorded two hits in the win.

Aiden Haich pitched six and one-third innings with four strikeouts.

In game two, Jaren Hugelen doubled on a 2-1 count breaking a 12-12 tie and giving the Roughriders a 14-12 lead.

Hugelen also smashed a home run in the fifth and had 5 RBI in the win breaking out of a slump he had been in.

“Jaren went 4-4 and hit the big home run. That was big for us,” Frenzel said. “It looks like he is getting back to what he does and seeing the ball better. He is staying within himself instead of trying to hit the ball out of the ballpark every pitch.”

Isaac Daley had two hits and Aman was the winning pitcher.

Dickinson scored four runs in the third inning, and the only half inning they did not plate a run was the fourth.


“We have to clean up a few things. These games this weekend were a few non-conference games and we tried some things and played some different guys,” Frenzel said. “Some things work and some didn’t, but that is what you have these games for.”

Dickinson hosts two critical conference games at home on Tuesday night vs. Minot.

“Minot is a tough team. It is two big conference games for us,” Frenzel said. “They are always solid and we just have to come out and throw the ball, pitch the ball and hit the ball.”

Game One:
Billings: 001 001 1 371
Dickinson: 201 114 x 9(11)0
W— Aiden Haich L— Brock Blatter
Dickinson: Troy Berg 3-4, 3R, Aiden Haich 1-2, RBI, BB, R, Riley Odonnell 2-3, R, Landon Aman 0-1, 2BB, 2RBI, 2R, Nick Descahmp 0-2, BB, Drew Kovash 1-4, 4RBI, Nathaniel Jilek 1-3, R, BB, Reese Mack 1-4, RBI.
Game Two:
Billings: 611 004 0 (12)(12)5
Dickinson: 514 022 x (14)(11)3
W— Landon Aman L— Kyson Moran
Dickinson: Troy Berg 2-3, 4R, BB, Kobe Krenz 1-4, 2RBI, 4R, BB, Aiden Haich 0-2, RBI, 3BB, Landon Aman 1-3, Carson Weiler 0-3, 2R, 2BB, Carson Weiler 2-4, 2R, Logan Bentz 1-2, BB, Drew Kovash 0-2, Isaac Daley 2-4, 2RBI, R, Reese Mack 0-2, BB, Jaren Hugelen 4-4, HR, 5RBI, 3R.
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