Posted 6/17/09 (Wed)
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City picked up a pair of wins last Wednesday defeating the Crosby Cubs 3-2 and 12-3 in American Legion baseball action to extend their winning streak to five games.
The Walleye’s next action will be on Wednesday, June 17, when they travel to Williston to take on the Keybirds “C” squad before traveling to Wolf Point on June 19. Watford City will then host Ray at 5 p.m. on June 22 before traveling to Tioga on June 23.
The Walleye’s season record is 5-2 overall and 2-0 in league play.
Walleye 3, Crosby 2
Walleye 12, Crosby 3
After playing to a 2-2 tie at the end of two innings of play, Blake Wold’s hit drove James Neer home in the sixth inning to give the Walleye a 3-2 win over Crosby.
“Doug Rolfson did not have his best stuff on the mound against Crosby, but he really competed,” stated Pat Spacher, Walleye head coach. “Our defense settled down and made the routine plays.”
Rolfson, who pitched the entire game, had two strikeouts while giving up six hits and one base on balls.
James Neer had two big stolen bases in the sixth inning which set him up to score the winning run on Wold’s single.
In the second game, Watford City had its bats going as the Walleye scored 12 runs on nine hits to beat the Cubs 12-3.
Ben Haugeberg picked up the win on the mound for the Walleye.
Watford City blew the game open with an eight-run second inning to take a 9-2 lead and then scored three more runs in the third inning.
“We continued to have good at bats and benefited from some great defensive plays in center field by Trey Jacobson and at third by Rolfson,” stated Spacher. “Haugeberg and Nick Liebel did a good job on the mound.”
Haugeberg had a great day at the plate for the Walleye going three for three with four RBIs including hitting his first home run of the season.
Dillon Langerud was two for three at the plate including a triple, while Trey Jacobson was two for three with two RBIs and Paul Martin was one for three with two RBIs.