Beulah qualifies for state
By Jarann Johnson
The Beulah Cyclones headed to the Class A West Regional baseball tournament feeling confident. The Cyclones earned the No. 1-seed for the tournament hosted at Corbett Field, Minot, and accomplished their main goal of qualifying for the state tournament.
Beulah started off the tournament well with two early-round wins against Mandan and Velva to earn a spot in the semifinals. The Bismarck Reps, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, didn't let Beulah reach their cherry-on-top goal of earning the region championship crown.
The Reps beat Beulah twice in extra innings at the regional tournament. The first time Bismarck grabbed a 5-4 win in eight innings, and in the championship round Bismarck grabbed a 6-5 win in eight innings.
Both losses hurt, but the most important game for Beulah was a loser-out game against Williston. The winner was assured a state tournament berth and the loser was sent home to prepare for football and fall classes.
Derek Ferebee started the game for the Beulah Cyclones at pitcher. Ferebee came out strong in his first frame, throwing a shutout inning. Beulah's batting lineup started the game well, too.