Jamestown's Ty Monson came a triple short of batting for the cycle Tuesday night at Jack Brown Stadium, highlighting a no-bones-about-it performance by the Eagles to open the postseason.
The Eagles soared over Williston 11-0 in five opening-round innings of the Senior Babe Ruth Class A West Region tournament at Jack Brown Stadium. Monson led off the bottom of the second inning with an opposite-field solo shot over the right-field ivy, and later connected for both a two-run double in the third and an RBI base knock in the fourth.
Jamestown moves on to play the Bismarck Capitals in Wednesday's 7 p.m. state qualifier. The Eagles went 0-2 at last year's regional held in Minot as the tournament's top seed, falling to eighth seed Dickinson 9-8 and the Caps 4-0.
"We didn't wanna let that happen again like last year," Monson said.
Already staked to a 3-0 lead after inning No. 1, Monson uncorked his lead-off blast off Williston lefty Ashton Suckley, who'd go three innings and allow nine runs as the Oilers' starting pitcher.
"I honestly had no clue that was going to happen," Monson said. "Just see the ball, hit the ball. That's all I was thinking."
Jamestown was locked in from the get-go, receiving a run-scoring double off the bat of Max Anderson as part of the Eagles' three-run first. Left fielder Connor Hoyt joined Monson batting 3-for-3, swinging for three singles and driving in a run in the fourth.
Jacoby Nold earned the start for the home team, recording the victory after tossing three innings of shutout baseball with four strikeouts. Nolan Nenow relieved Nold in the fourth, as both pitchers allowed just a single hit to the Oilers.
"I could just tell in the cages today that we were going to hit well," said Jamestown coach Sam Joseph. "They came out very aggressive, which is what we wanted to do ... now we just gotta continue it on to tomorrow."
Chris Erickson and Gage Orr were back in uniform for Jamestown, with Erickson manning third base and Orr at second. Monson remained at shortstop and Tommy Falk was behind the plate as the Eagles' infield was back at full strength.
Erickson's bat once again fortified an already explosive lineup. The former all-state shortstop clubbed both a double and a triple while driving in two runs and also scoring a pair.
"It's nice having Chris and Gage back in the lineup," Monson said. "I just go wherever the coach puts me in the infield. I'm ready."
Nenow also got into the offensive onslaught during a three-run Jamestown fourth, connecting for an RBI double.
Jamestown swept the Capitals, tomorrow's opponent, on June 29th. Mason Lunzman tossed a seven-hit shutout in a 6-0, errorless Jamestown victory, while Hoyt notched a 6-1 win after throwing six innings of three-hit baseball.
A win Wednesday propels the Eagles to the Class A state tournament scheduled to begin Aug. 4 in Valley City.
"We have one goal ... to get to state right now," Joseph said. "From last year, which left a bad taste in our mouth with everything that happened over there, we just gotta make sure we get it done on our home turf.
"Like today, if we play errorless ball and we pitch the way we did we'll be just fine."
Jamestown Eagles 11, Williston Oilers 0
W 000 00 -- 0 2 1
J 314 3X -- 11 11 0
Ashton Suckley and Chris Combs. Jacoby Nold, Nolan Nenow (4) and Tommy Falk. W--Nold. L--Suckley.
Highlights: W, Suckley 3 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 4 BB, 4 SO; Miller 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 SO; Tyler Tamez 1-2; Kadin Finders 1-2. J, Nold 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO; Nenow 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1-1, 2B, RBI; Ty Monson 3-3, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R; Connor Hoyt 3-3, RBI, R; Chris Erickson 2-3, 3B, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R; Max Anderson 1-1, 2B, 2 BB, RBI, 3 R.
Bismarck Reps 10, Mandan A's 0 (5 inn.)
M 000 00 -- 0 3 2
B 026 2x -- 10 9 2
Braydon Bunnell, Dylan Geiger (3) and Tucker Horner. Preston Bartsch and Miles Stiefel. W--Bartsch. L--Bunnell.
Highlights: B, Bunnell 5 IP, 5 SO, 1-3, R, 2 RBI; Joe LaDuke 3-3, R, RBI; Noah Riedinger 1-3, 2B, R; Luke Wekl 1-3, 2 RBI; Lucas Schell 1-2, 3 R; Jackson Klipfel 1-1, 2 BB, R, RBI. M, Regan Schlosser 1-2, BB.; Karsyn Jablonski 1-2; Turner Locken 1-2, 2B.
Minot Metros 10, Bismark Senators 8
B 003 203 0 -- 8 7 2
M 011 431 x -- 10 11 4
Brett Martin, Nolan Miller (4) and Matt Nathe. Tyler Buchanan, Josh Will (6), Layton Ludwig (7) and Jayden Speraw. W--Buchanan. L--Martin. S--Ludwig.
Highlights: B, Martin 3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1-2, 2 BB, 2 RBI, R; Miller 2 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1-2, BB, 2 R; Troy Kuball 1-2, 3B, BB, 2 RBI, 2 R; Brock DeCoteau 1-3, 2B, RBI, R. M, Buchanan 5 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 2 BB, 8 SO; Will, 1 1/3 IP, 3 BB; Ludwig 2/3 IP, 1 SO; Speraw 3-4, RBI, R; Jonas Bubach 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, R; Tyler Johnson 2-4, RBI, R; Calvin Baker 1-2, 2 2 BB, 2 R; Landen Halseth 1-2, BB, RBI, 2 R.
Bismarck Capitals 11, Dickinson Volunteers 1 (6 inn.)
D 000 010 -- 1 2 2
B 001 333 -- 10 12 3
Hunter Deschamp, Alden Hoerner (5), Jayce Concha (6) and Landon Olson. Josh Lardy, Kade Trottier (6) and Shea Huntington. W--Lardy. L--Deschamp.
Highlights: D, Tyler White 1-3, RBI; Davin Seibel 1-3. B, Shea Huntington 2-4, 2B, BB, 2 R; Reece Trottier 2-3, 2B, BB, 3 R; Jaden Mitzel 2-4, 2 RBI; Keegan Glatt 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI, R; Kade Trottier 1-2, 2 RBI, R; Jack Trottier 1-3, RBI.
Senior Babe Ruth Baseball
West Region Tourney
At Jack Brown Stadium
(Seeding and region records in parenthesis)
G1: (1) Bismarck Reps 10, (8) Mandan 0, (5 inn.).
G2: (4) Minot 10, (5) Bismarck Senators 8.
G3: (3) Bis. Caps 11, (6) Dickinson 1.
G4: (2) Jamestown 11, (7) Williston (3-13) 0.
G5: Mandan vs. Bismarck Senators, noon.
G6: Dickinson vs. Williston, 25 min. after G5.
G7: Bismarck Reps vs. Minot (state qualifier), 5 p.m.
G8: Bismarck Caps vs. Jamestown (state qualifier), 25 min. after G7.
G9: Winner G5 vs. Loser G8 (state qualifier), noon.
G10: Winner G6 vs. Loser G7 (state qualifier), 25 mins. after G9.
G11: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10, 5 p.m.
G12: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8, 25 mins. after G11.
G13: Winner G11 vs. Loser G12, 5 p.m.
G14: Winner G13 vs. Winner G12 (Championship), 7:30 p.m.
G15: Winner G14 vs. Loser G14, (Championship) 1 p.m.