August 2, 2012

Mavericks come close at sections

Mavericks come close at sections
By STU MERRY
BHG News Service

One game short. That’s how close it was.
The Makoti Mavericks’ bid to advance to the state American Legion Class B Baseball Tournament in LaMoure this week came up just shy this past Saturday in Crosby.
The Mavericks came into the section tournament as the No. 3 seed behind eventual champ Garrison-Max-Central McLean and Watford City. While the two top seeds had the easier road, it was the Mavericks who put on a fight, just missing a trip to state.
Makoti opened the tournament, defeating Stanley 9-3. The Mavs, with many players having state tournament experience from this year’s high school baseball season, served notice they were for real, jumping out to a 5-0 lead after three innings, never looking back. Aaron Schenfisch picked up the win for Makoti.
Against Watford City, it was a pitcher’s duel. With their backs against the wall in a double elimination tournament, Makoti outlasted their Watford counterparts 2-1 on the arm of Chandler Karna. Makoti scored a run in each of the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win.


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