Sectional sweep at Dickinson leaves standings up in the air for Washburn

7/09/09 (Thu)

Kip Erickson has had the same monologue all season long: throwing strikes and playing low-error defense is the way Washburn is going to remain competitive in American Legion baseball. Monday afternoon, the head coach saw the evidence of the wisdom in his words.

In a non-sectional doubleheader against the Bismarck Senior Babe Ruth team, Washburn got a second chance to toss the strikeouts and a solid defensive effort, despite a few hiccups, to stay with the team that previously enforced the 10-run mercy rule against them twice.