Magicians and Patriots split games

Kari Gibb/MDNPhoto Minot High junior Treyton Stewart (8) fields the ball at second base to make the throw to first against Bismarck Legacy in the second game of a doubleheader

The Bismarck Legacy Patriots made the trip to Minot to take on the Magicians at Corbett Field in a doubleheader on Saturday. Minot High is the top team in the Western Dakota Association standings and Legacy is at third. The games showcased the talents of both teams as each won a game.

Minot High 6, Legacy 0

In the first game, Minot High started the offensive in the bottom of the second inning, added a run at the bottom of the third and extended that with two more at the bottom of the fifth inning for the win.

With two out at the bottom of the second inning, seniors Tyson Ryzicka and Adam Roedocker singled to reach base. Sophomore Tegan Schindler was walked after the base runners advanced to second and third on an error. Ryzicka scored on the error when the Legacy defense attempted to pick off the runner at second.

With Roedocker at second and Schindler at first, junior Treyton Stewart singled to advance Schindler and score Roedocker. Fellow junior Easton Panesuk singled on a line drive to left to advance Stewart and score Schindler making the score 3-0 for the Magicians.

At the bottom of the third inning, junior Aidan Diehl singled as the first batter in the order. With one out, senior Parker Hann singled and scored Diehl, who had stolen second base on a wild pitch earlier. Hann was left on base.

To start the bottom of the fifth inning, Panesuk was walked to reach base. Junior Kellan Burke was hit by a pitch to get to first and advance Panesuk. With one out, Hann was intentionally walked to load the bases. Senior Braden Nelson hit a sacrifice fly to score Panesuk and Burke for the 6-0 win.

Ryzicka was 2-for-3 in the game batting while Panesuk, Diehl, Hann, Nelston, Roedocker and Stewart each had a hit. As a team, the Magicians were 8-for-22 at the plate. Junior Carson Deaver pitched seven innings and allowed no runs on three hits. He did not walk a batter and had seven strikeouts in the game.

Legacy 4, Minot High 3

The Magicians started the second game with a 2-0 lead at the bottom of the first inning and then were behind 2-4 going into the bottom of the fifth inning and were only able to score one run then to narrow the score.

Minot High’s Diehl singled to reach base at the bottom of the first inning and was thrown out at second when Burke singled as the next batter. With Burke on first, and two out, senior Blays Ostrom came in to courtesy run for Burke at first. Hann singled and Ostrom advanced to third base. Hann stole second and Ryzicka would reach first on an error while Ostrom scored. With Ryzicka on a large lead from first base, the pitcher attempted the pickoff. While Ryzicka managed to keep the first and second basemen occupied, Hann scored before Ryzicka was ultimately tagged out.

After Legacy put four runs on the scoreboard at the top of the fifth inning, Burke hit a home run to start the bottom of the fifth inning. His solo blast was the final offense for either team.

Panesuk was 2-for-4 batting with Diehl, Burke, Hann, Deaver and Schindler each adding a hit in the game. The team was 7-for-27 in the second game. Nelson pitched five and two-thirds innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He walked four batters and had three strikeouts. Hann pitched one and one-third innings in relief and allowed one run on two hits.

Minot High will host Bismarck Century in a doubleheader on Tuesday, May 14, at Corbett Field.


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