Rolette-Rolla wins first two baseball games
Rolette-Rolla has played two home baseball games already. What is so unusual about that is that most of the baseball fields in the area are too wet to play.
“Our field is good,” said Comets’ Coach Jesse Vote.
Rolette-Rolla has 23 players in grades 7-12. Six of those players are seniors.
In the first game on Thursday, April 14, the Comets beat Bottineau 9-7.
Jared Vandal had a good game for the Comets. He hit three out of four at-bats, (3×4) earning two runs and one run batted in (RBI). Evan Counts got two runs out of four at-bats. Aaron Thompson had two hits at four at-bats. Kyle Kakela was the winning pitcher.
Rolette-Rolla started in the first inning with four runs then didn’t score again until the fifth inning. They led 4-2 at the end of the third inning.
Bottineau picked up two runs in the third inning and pulled ahead in the fourth inning with five more runs. The score at that point was Bottineau 7 and Rolette-Rolla 4.
In the fifth inning Rolette-Rolla fought back with three more runs. They finished with two more in the sixth inning for a total of 9 to win that game.
“We are hitting the ball really well, right now,” said R-R Coach Jesse Vote. “Everybody in the line-up is connecting.”
In game two held on Tuesday, April 19, the Rolette-Rolla Comets played the Dunseith Dragons at Rolette. Chris Julson was the pitcher for Rolette-Rolla and D. Bercier was the pitcher for Dunseith.
“We struggle with pitching, but we expect that this early in the season,” said Coach Vote.
In the game against Dunseith, Pitcher Chris Julson settled in after the first inning and the Comets won the game 12-2 in six innings with the 10-run rule. The Dragons picked up their two points in the sixth inning and the Comets added six runs to the six they had already earned earlier in the game to win the game 12-2.
Highlights of this game are as follows: R-R: Evan Counts 2-5, 2B, 3B; Jared Vandal 1-3 RBI, Julson 10 K’s.
“We have only had two errors in these first two games,” said Vote.
“It will be a good test of the team when we play Minot Ryan on Thursday, April 21,” added Vote.
Vote is looking for a good baseball season for his team with six seniors to lead the way.