Century baseball explodes offensively in 10-3 win over Dickinson
The Patriots worked seven walks in the win.
JAMESTOWN — The Century High School Patriots scored nine runs over the first four innings and that was enough to see them get a 10-3 win over Dickinson High School in the first round of the Western Dakota Association Tournament on Thursday, May 25, at Jack Brown Stadium.
“We talk about, just take care of the routine play and everything else will take care of itself,” Patriots head coach Kent Schweigert said. “I think we’ve been swinging the bats pretty good lately. We felt pretty confident coming in that we could compete.”
The Patriots opened the scoring in the second inning with a two-run inning and then added another one in the third. The Patriots put the game away in the fourth thanks to a Parker Sagsveen three-run shot over the wall in right to make it 6-0.
“I just saw an outside fastball and I tried to drive it to the opposite field,” Sagsveen said. “The wind was blowing out and that’s the shortest part of the park so that’s what my go-to was, just try to drive it the opposite way.”
After the top of the fourth inning, Midgets head coach Pete Dobitz met with his team and challenged them to be better.
“I just said, ‘hey if we want I can go and talk to the umpires and say we’re done for the day, or we can try and crawl our way back in the game.’ I could see in their eyes that mentally they were just not in the game, if you don’t play the mentally, it’s gonna be hard to play it physically,” Dobitz said.
The Midgets had a chance to cut into the nine-run deficit in the fourth as they had first and second with nobody out but a 9-3-6 triple play quickly erased the threat. Sagsveen finished the day going 3-for-5 with three RBIs and one run.
“That (triple play) gave me a lot of energy,” Sagsveen said. “That was one of the coolest things I think, I haven’t seen that before so it was great to be a part of that. It was super exciting, got the whole team riled up so that was good.”
The Midgets struggled with passed balls and wild pitches as one run was scored with the ball getting past the catcher. In total, the Midgets had six wild pitches.
The Midgets would not go down without a fight though as they scored three runs in the sixth on four hits and one walk to cut the deficit to 9-3. The Patriots tacked on another one in the seventh to push the lead out to 10-3.
The Patriots return to the diamond at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 26, when they take on Bismarck Legacy. The Midgets are back in action at 11 a.m. on May 26, when they face off with Williston.
CHS 11, DHS 3
CHS: 0 2 1 6 0 0 1–10 11 0
DHS: 0 0 0 0 0 3 0– 3 5 4
WP: Zach Brackin, LP: Jeremiah Jilek
CHS: Gavin Lill RBI single, Charlie Vig scores
CHS: Max Vig RBI single, Lill scores
CHS: Lill RBI single, Hayden Ritter scores
CHS: Parker Sagsveen three run HR, Benjamin LaDuke, Sid Olmsted score
CHS: Ritter scores on a wild pitch
CHS: Troy Olson two-run single, C. Vig, Lill score
DHS: Kaeden Krieg RBI single, Nicklaus Sobelik scores
DHS: Landon Olson two-run double, Krieg, Colin Tschetter score
CHS: Carter Krueger RBI sacrifice fly, LaDuke scores