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Written by Daniels County Leader Wednesday, 16 May 2012 14:50
KOBE RALSTON gloves a grounder in left field during the Sunday, May 13, season opener for the Scobey Giants of the Hi-Line Babe Ruth Baseball League. — Leader Photo, mike
Scobey Giants Get
Roughed Up By
The weather was perfect for the season opener of the Scobey Giants of the Hi-Line Babe Ruth Baseball League but, unfortunately, the final scores of the doubleheader were not.
It was 77 degrees and sunny with a little wind out of the west when the first pitch was thrown at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at the Scobey Ball Park when the Giants hosted Glasgow Farm Equipment Sales, which won 35-0 and 33-2.
The Vallety County visitors to Daniels County sped out to an 11-0 advantage in the top half of the first inning of game one, the majority of their hits traveling out of the infield and
into the outfield, including a stand-up triple rolling to the wall in center field.
A couple of two-out doubles and a triple made it 16-0 in the top half of the second.
Glasgow Farm Equipment Sales had a perfect-pitching game going through three complete innings but Preston Baldry made sure it did not advance by hitting a lead-off single in the bottom of the fourth. Other Giants safely reaching first base were Lane Knudsen and Dylan Cromwell via base on balls in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively.
The Glasgow guys plated 14 runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth to make it 35-zip.
In game two, with Scobey now playing as the visitor on the scoreboard, Baldry led off the top of the first with a base on balls on four pitches and later scored for a 1-0 lead.
Glasgow’s bats hadn’t cooled from the first game’s 33-hit eruption, getting four hits and two walks in the bottom of the first for a 7-1 lead. Glasgow added two runs in the second frame, three in the third and 21 in the fourth.
Scobey picked up its second run in the top of the fifth when Kole Ralston reached first base on a dropped third strike, advanced on Knudsen’s single and scored on Taylor Mottern’s double for the 33-2 final score.
Knudsen went 2-3 in game two while Jacob Backman was 1-2, Mottern 1-3 and Ralston 1-3.
The Gaints host the Wolf Point Mosquitos Friday, May 18, at the Scobey Ball Park with the first game starting at 5 p.m. and the second scheduled for 7 p.m.
Scobey then travels to play Glasgow Coca-Cola on Sunday, June 3, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Not on the schedule is a make-up twinbill in Plentywood against Sheridan Dental and a possible matchup against a squad from Coronach, Saskatchewan.