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Walleye take 2nd in State Senior Babe Ruth Tourney

Posted 7/21/10 (Wed)

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Watford City was no match for a very good Bismarck Senior Babe Ruth team as the Walleye fell 17-1 to Bismarck in the title game of the State Senior Babe Ruth Tournament.
“We had a good tournament though it was a disappointing finish,” stated Pat Spacher, Walleye head coach. “The team battled back through the loser-out bracket and played very well.”
The Walleye dropped their opening game to Williston 12-11 and then came back to defeat Dickinson 14-3 in loser-out action. Watford City then battled back from a 4-0 deficit to down Williston 13-6 for the right to advance to the title game.
“I was thrilled with how the tournament turned out and we received a lot of positive feedback about our field, our community and how well everything was organized,” stated Spacher. “Without all of the local people who worked so hard in making this tournament run so well, the tournament would not have been such a success.”

Williston 12, Walleye 11
After Watford City jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead, the Walleye had to battle back from a 8-3 deficit after four innings of play in the opening round game of the State Senior Babe Ruth Tournament.
And battle back the Walleye did as Watford City would score eight runs in the final three innings. But their comeback effort came up just a little short as the Walleye fell to the Oilers 12-11.
Doug Rolfson took the loss for the Walleye on the mound, while Nick Liebel had a solid game of hitting as he rapped out two home runs and had seven runs batted in.
                                                                             R    H    E
Watford City            3    0    0    0    2    3    3    11    22    3
Williston                   0    2    4    2    4    0    x    12    12    1
Highlights: Trey Jacobson 3 for 5, 2 runs; Dillon Langerud, 4-5, 3 runs, 2 doubles; Nick Liebel, 4-5, two home runs, 7 RBI, 2 runs; Ben Haugeberg, 3-5, 1 double, 1 RBI; Doug Rolfson, 1-4, 1 RBI; Reid Johnson, 2-4, 1 double, 1 run; Doug Nordby, 2-4, 1 run; Blake Wold, 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 run; Chris Larsen, 1-4, 1 RBI.

Walleye 14, Dickinson 3

After an opening loss, Watford City bounced back to defeat Dickinson 14-3 in loser-out action of the State Senior State Babe Ruth Tournament.
The Walleye out-hit Dickinson 15-6 in the win. Trey Jacobson picked up the win on the mound for Watford City giving up two hits and striking out three batters  in four innings of work.
Watford City held a 6-0 lead after the first three innings and then scored eight runs in the fourth inning to slam the door shut on Dickinson.
                                                                         R    H    E
Watford City                    3    1    2    8    x    14    15    0
Dickinson                             0    0    0    1    2    3    6    0
Highlights: Trey Jacobson 2-4, 1 double, 1 RBI; Dillon Langerud, 3-3, 1 double, 2 RBI; Doug Rolfson, 3-3, 3 RBI, 2 runs; Ben Haugeberg, 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 run; Reid Johnson, 2-3, 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Blake Wold, 2-3, 3 RBI, 1 run.

Walleye 13, Williston 6
Watford City avenged an earlier tournament loss to Williston as the Walleye used a big fifth inning to knock off the Oilers 13-6 in the semi-finals of the State Senior Babe Ruth Tournament.
Two back-to-back home runs by Trey Jacobson and Ben Haugeberg in the fifth inning helped cap off a five-run inning and put the Walleye on top for good 8-6.
Ben Haugeberg picked up the win for the Walleye as he struck out seven batters while giving up eight hits.
                                                                              R    H    E
Watford City            1    0    1    1    5    3    2    13    15    2
Williston                       4    0    0    0    0    1    1    6    8    1
Highlights: Trey Jacobson 2-3, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Nick Liebel, 3-5, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 3 runs; Ben Haugeberg, 2-3, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 2 runs; Doug Rolfson, 3-5, 2 RBI, 1 run; Doug Nordby, 2-4, 1 home run, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Chris Larsen, 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 run.

Bismarck 17, Walleye 1
Watford City would get their first, and only, run of the game in the first inning on a Trey Jacobson solo home run, and after that it was all Bismarck doing  the scoring as the Walleye fell 17-1 in the title game of the State Senior Babe Ruth Tournament.
Nick Liebel took the loss on the mound for the Walleye.
                                                                     R    H    E
Watford City                    1    0    0    0    0    1    5    1
Bismarck                       5    0    2    5    5    17    16    0
Highlights: Trey Jacobson 1-2, 1 home run, 1 RBI.