With almost 50 games on the American Legion baseball schedule, Grand Forks Royals coach Nick Chine is in need of pitching depth. Ames Heher, Danny Palmiscno and Dylan Dufault combined to throw nine innings, scattering seven hits and allowing one earned run as the Royals beat East Grand Forks 6-1 in the season openers for both teams.
Third baseman leads Grand Forks with .420 batting average
Taylor Cantrell moved from Maryland to Grand Forks last summer too late to play American Legion baseball. So Royals coach Gabe Dahl wasn’t positive what he was getting in his new third baseman.
John Mashek was a political reporter for the Dallas Morning News, US News and World Report and the Boston Globe. He covered every presidential election from 1960 to 1996 and sat on two televised presidential debate panels. After retiring, he wrote a popular blog for US News and was a fellow at Harvard University.
The initials engraved on the rings given to the 1967 Grand Forks American Legion baseball team are faded, but still visible.
The memories from that 1967 team may have faded a bit, too, but they’re still there.
Grand Forks Royals American Legion baseball coach Gabe Dahl has repeated throughout the year that giving up the big inning has been the team’s biggest flaw. But on Thursday, the Royals were the ones hanging crooked numbers on the scoreboard.
As the American Legion post season gets into full swing this week, Nelson County’s offense wouldn’t take a back seat to anybody. The 17-2 team has a .440 team batting average and has scored 239 runs (12.6 per-game average).
Grand Forks hosts the North Dakota Class A qualifier tournament beginning today. The tournament, which consists of the bottom six teams in the state standings, decides the final three teams to send to the state tournament.
Minot lefty Ryan Bollinger, a 47th round draft pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in this year’s MLB draft, shut down the Royals in the opener with a 4-1 complete-game victory. Grand Forks lefty Ryne Anderson retired the last seven batters he faced to earn a 5-3 victory in Game 2.
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