Parents of the Hi-Line Babe Ruth League players were treated to the opening-weekend Early Bird Tournament in Scobey this past Sunday.
Although weather was windy and cold at mid-40s degrees , mothers got to enjoy watching their kids shake the rust off in the first game of the season.
The Babe Ruth League is made up of baseball players ages 13 to 15. Glasgow fields two teams, Coke and Farm Equipment Sales (FES).
Rostered on the Coke team is Kadin Chatten, Cody Cronmiller, Blaine and Cade Myrick, Gage Hughes, Jack Helland, Brayden Jackson, Taylor Johnson, Taysen Hoerster, Skye Buckles, John Cremer, Justice Meland, Matt Reyling, and Shane Sinclair. They are coached by Pat Sinclair.
Playing for FES are Gavin Adkins, Alec Boland, Blayne Diesen, Brett Glaser, Oden Hallock, Ethan Hartsock, Caleb LaGree, Bryce Legare, Kaden Fossum, Merlin and Ellis McKean, Colton Pewitt, Ethan Stone, and Darrin Wersal. They are coached by Aaron Hartsock.
Four other teams on the Hi-Line Babe Ruth are Wolf Point, Culbertson, Plentywood, and Scobey.
Glasgow Coke was pooled with Wolf Point and Culbertson in the tournament, and won both games. Coke, hitting nine base hits, defeated Wolf Point 11-2 in six innings.
Pitching for Coke was Blaine Myrick who issued five strikeouts in four innings, followed by Taylor Johnson who had two Ks in two innings. Coke then defeated Culbertson in the second game,15-12. Brayden Jackson pitched 1½ innings and was relieved by Shane Sinclair for the next 2 ½ innings.
In late afternoon, FES took on Plentywood and Scobey in their pool play. FES got the opening win, defeating Plentywood 14-9. Kaden Fossum started the game on the mound, followed by Ethan Hartsock with the save from Darrin Wersal.
They together gave up 11 hits, while FES hit 15 of their own. In the second game, FES lost to Scobey, 10-3. CJ Nelson of Scobey pitched a complete game and allowed only four hits. Brett Glaser, Darrin Wersal and Bryce Legare all shared the mound, dishing out a total of 10 Ks and 11 walks. Temperature dipped to the mid 30s when it was time to head home.
Coming up at Bill Connors Field this week, FES will scrimmage against Coke this Wednesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. Culbertson will come to town and play FES this Friday at 5 and 7 p.m., then Coke takes on Wolf Point on Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.
Please come out and support these boys hard at work!
Concessions will be available at all games.
Starting May 21, Coke and FES will play each other every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.