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Chiefs defeat Governors twice in a row

Mandan's Matt Ziemann makes a slide for home in the Chiefs' home game against Fargo Post 2 on Sunday, July 7. The Braves lost the doubleheader, just after defeating the Bismarck Governors in back-to-back games. Rick Scharf photo

Mandan’s Matt Ziemann makes a slide for home in the Chiefs’ home game against Fargo Post 2 on Sunday, July 7. The Braves lost the doubleheader, just after defeating the Bismarck Governors in back-to-back games. Rick Scharf photo

By Brian L. Gray

 

It was the Mandan Chiefs that captured both wins during the annual two-night showdown on July 3 and 4 between the Chiefs and the Bismarck Governors.

Bismarck, who came into the Independence Day series with an 18-9 record and a seven-game winning streak, fell both nights to Mandan, who entered the tournament with a 4-15 record.

Bismarck got on the board first in the game on July 3, with two runs scored in the first inning, before bringing two more home in the third inning.

From there the Chiefs’ pitcher Jared Walters kept the Governors quiet the next six innings, as the Chiefs rolled their way back into the game.

Down 4-0, Mandan scored two runs in the second and eventually tying the game at 4 apiece in the fifth.

At the bottom of the eighth, Mandan’s Alex Weiand earned a double. Then a hard shot from Matt Ziemann brought Weiand to third base. Jerry Carlson grounded out, which allowed Weiand to make it home for the Chiefs’ first lead of the night.

Walters, who pitched the entire game, then shut down Bismarck in the ninth, as Mandan claimed the game, 5 to 4.

The Independence Day game kicked off much like the game the day before, with Bismarck pushing ahead early for the lead, as they scored two runs in the first inning.

Mandan stayed right behind, with a run of its own in the first inning. In the second inning Mandan had a three-run rally, punctuated with a single by Parker Harm that brought in two runs, giving the Chiefs a 4-2 lead.

The Governors had two more two-run innings in the fourth and the eighth, as Mandan was shut down. That was, until the ninth inning, when Weiand spearheaded the victory for the Chiefs, as he pitched a scoreless inning and in the bottom of the ninth got on base with a single hit that brought in two runs to give the Chiefs the win.

 

Mandan 5, Bismarck 4

July 3

Govs   202 000 000 – 4 10 2

Chiefs 002 020 010 – 5 9 2

Josh Seibel Jake Brucker (8) and Quinn Irey; Jared Walters and Trever Leingang. W – Walters, 2-2. L – Brucker, 0-1. HR – None.

Highlights: B – Trent Bohan 3-for-5, double, 1 R; Jared Spooner 2-for-4, 2 R; Andrew Dill 1-for-3, 2 RBIs; Seibel 7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 SO. M – Parker Harm 1-for-4, double, 1 R; Logan McDowall 1-for-2, double, 2 RBIs; Alex Weiand 2-for-4, double, 1 R, 1 RBI; Walters 9 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

 

Mandan 7, Bismarck 6

July 4

Bismarck 201 100 020 – 6 13 1

Mandan   130 000 012 – 7 10 1

James Kost, Hunter Walsh (6) and Quinn Irey; Parker Harm, Bryce Andresen (7), Alex Weiand (9) and Trever Leingang. W – Weiand, 2-3. L – Walsh, 0-1. HR – None.

Highlights: B – Trent Bohan 3-for-5, double, 1 R, 1 SB; Irey 3-for-5, double, 1 R, 1 RBI; Andrew Dill 2-for-5, double, 1 RBI; Zach Schuchard 2-for-3, double, 2 R, 1 RBI; Kost 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO; Walsh 31/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO. M – Zach Scott 2-for-5; Harm 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBIs; 6 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO; Jerry Carlson 2-for-4, 1 R; Weiand 3-for-4, double, 2 R, 2 RBIs;1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO; Andresen 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO. Records: Bismarck 2-4 statewide, 18-12 overall; Mandan 4-9, 6-15.