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Walleye lose two at State

Posted 8/03/11 (Wed)

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

The Watford City American Legion baseball team dropped their first two games at the State American Legion Baseball Tournament in Bottineau last week and were eliminated from further play.
“The kids played two very competitive ball games,” stated Pat Spacher, head coach. “We didn’t have very many breaks go our way. But overall, they played pretty well. It was a very good season and I am pleased and proud that we were able to get back to State.”
The Walleye opened the tournament losing to Velva, 4-3, and then were eliminated from the tournament with an 8-5 loss to Washburn.
State Legion Tournament
Velva 4, Watford City 3

After holding a 3-1 lead over Velva after three innings, it looked like Watford City was on its way to an opening round win in the American Legion Baseball Tournament in Bottineau last Wednesday.
But the Aggies weren’t going to just roll over. Velva tied the game as they scored two runs in the fifth inning and then scored the winning run in the seventh inning to take a 4-3 win.
Doug Rolfson took the loss on the mound for the Walleye. Trey Jacobson pitched four innings for the Walleye giving up three runs on eight hits, while Rolfson gave up three hits.
At the plate, Trey Jacobson was two for three with two RBIs, Doug Rolfson was one for three with one RBI, Nick Liebel was two for three and Chaz Mosby was one for three.
                                                                                  R    H    E
Watford City                    1    0    2    0    0    0    0    3    8    2
Velva                                 0    0    1    0    2    0    1    4    11   0
State Legion Tournament
Washburn 8, Watford City 5

While Watford City out-hit Washburn, 11-8, in loser-out action of the State American Legion Baseball Tournament on Thursday, the Cardinals out-scored the Walleye, 8-5, to eliminate Watford City from the tournament.
Watford City got on the scoreboard first, scoring one run in each of the first two innings, but Washburn would tie the game up at 2-2 at the end of two innings of play.
The Walleye scored one run in the top of the third inning before the Cardinals would take a commanding 7-3 lead as they scored five runs in the bottom of the inning.
Watford City would add one run in each of the fourth and sixth innings, but were never able to regain the lead.
Chaz Mosby took the loss on the mound for Watford City as he gave up seven runs on five hits in three innings of work. Nick Liebel pitched the final three innings for Watford City giving up one run on three hits.
At the plate, Trey Jacobson was one for two with three runs scored, Nick Liebel was one for four, Doug Rolfson was one for four with one RBI, Joey Dwyer was three for four with one run scored and one RBI, Chris Larsen was two for four with one RBI, and Nate Egeberg was one for one.
                                                                                   R    H    E
Watford City                    1    1    1    0    1    0    1    5    11    1
Washburn                         0    2    5    0    0    1    x    8      8    2