STAFF BLOG JAMESTOWN SPORTS Elks win AAA title
The Jamestown Elks proved they could dig themselves out of a hole this weekend.
After losing their opener on Friday, the Elks reeled off four straight wins, including two on Sunday, to claim their fir... Posted on 8/16/09 at 2:56 PM
The Jamestown Merchants improved to 13-6 with a 3-2 win over the Fargo-Moorhead Expos on Wednesday night in Fargo.
Greg Lunski (4), Ryan Williams (3) and Josh Shaw (10) combined for 17 strikeouts over nine innings with Shaw working the final four frames to get the win.
Greg Lunski twirled eight strong innings as the Jamestown Merchants improved to 12-6 with a 6-1 win over the Mayville Redcaps on Wednesday night in Fargo.
Lunski allowed just one run on one hit over eight innings to notch yet another win on the hill for the Merchants. He struck out seven and walked just two.
Greg Lunski, Ryan Williams and Matt Watson combined on a 1-hitter as the Jamestown Merchants blanked the Fargo-Moorhead Spartans 5-0 Wednesday night.
Lunski worked the first four innings, allowing just one hit with seven strikeouts. Williams notched five Ks over three hitless innings before Watson took over in the sixth and retired all six batters he faced to earn the save.
Former UND pitcher Brandon Baumgartner struck out 10 batters in four hitless innings of relief as the Jamestown Merchants topped the Jamestown Elks 5-3 in a match-up of the state’s top amateur baseball teams in Fargo.
All eight runs were scored in the first four innings.
Jack Brown Stadium has always been a welcoming venue for amateur baseball teams, which is not the case in every town.
Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants manager Bryan Erstad, who lives in Fargo, says coming back home to play is always enjoyable and fairly stress free.
“It’s a great setup in Jamestown with the access we’re given to the ballpark,” he said. “Fargo ballparks charge an arm and a leg just to use the fields and there’s a lot more competition. So we really appreciate what we have in Jamestown.”
The Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants won their final two games to earn the consolation championship at the Border Battle in Wahpeton last weekend.
The opener turned into a shootout for the Merchants, who led 7-0 after two innings only to fall to the Midway Snurdbirds 14-8.
The Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants went 2-1 and won the consolation championship at a tournament in Detroit Lakes last weekend.
The Merchants dropped a tight game to start the tournament before closing with a pair of blowout victories.
The Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants improved to 4-1 on the season with three wins last weekend.
The Merchants opened with a 5-2 win over the Moorhead Spartans as Jason Schutt worked 3 strong innings with 5 strikeouts in his return to N.D. amateur baseball. Schutt had spent the past 2 seasons with the Quebec Capitales. Schutt was a 10th-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2005.
The Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants opened their 2010 amateur baseball season with an 8-6 win over the Valley City Saints on Sunday.
Jared Purdy, Tyler Liffrig and Aaron Boyer had two hits each for the Merchants. Purdy had two RBIs and scored a run.
The Class AAA state amateur baseball tournament got off to a rough start for Erik Scott and the Jamestown Elks.
The finish, however, was nearly perfect — literally.
The Elks lost their opener Friday night 2-1 to the Mayville Redcaps, only to reel off four straight wins to capture their first AAA crown since 2005.
After going 1-8 with a double in the Elks’ first two games, Scott — the recently graduated all-Dakota Athletic Conference outfielder from Mayville State — had hits in 11 of his last 12 at bats and mixed in a three-hit shutout in the first of two wins over the three-time defending champion Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants.
For the first time in three years, the Class AAA state amateur tournament will consist of more than two teams.
Still, come Sunday in the four-team tournament, it’d be a big surprise if the last two standing weren’t the Elks and the Merchants.
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