Jake’s take on sports

Bringing the heat

Posted 06/22/2018

By Jake Kulland

As we come to you this week, the weather in our area has been unbelievably good.  It’s been borderline hot, as temps have been consistently in the 80’s or better, but the biggest news is that there has been little or no wind for almost one week straight.  It has made crop spraying a breeze, and expect for those who got some hail damage in a recent storm, the crops are looking the best they have ever looked in our area, at least so the experts tell us. Let’s hope this keeps going, as we enjoy it as long as it lasts.

The story of a Langdon Legion Baseball forfeit

The Langdon Post 98 Red Sox American Legion Baseball team has been cruising right along so far this season, winning their first six games out of the gate.  Well so everyone thought they won their first six games.

Playing a league double header at home against Hatton-Northwood on June 13, Langdon had won the first game by the 10 run rule 13-2 and won the second game 12-5.  But in game two, there was confusion on the this years pitch count rule, which is now down to 105 pitches in one day, a new rule this year.

Well, the coaches of both teams along with the head umpire thought the limit was still 120 pitches, which is what it was last year, and also what it is in high school baseball.  Thinking they were legal, Langdon threw starting pitcher Jacob Delvo for 113 pitches, according to the Hatton-Northwood stats, which was the official book for the game.

After saying they would not protest the pitch limit violation being it was an honest mistake, Hatton-Northwood surprising changed their minds, and did put in a formal protest with the State American Legion Baseball Board who decided that Langdon would have to forfeit the game.

It’s a tough one to take being that everyone involved was certain that the Red Sox were okay to keep Delvo on the mound.  Anyway, it was an honest mistake and there is no blame to be given out, but as of right now, the forfeit is Langdon’s only Legion loss of the season, although they were in the process of appealing the State Board decision as of the time of this writing.

On a happier note, the team is playing very good baseball, and their next home game is this week, Wednesday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. versus Cando.  We encourage you to come and check out a game in person.

Cardinals Sports Boosters Golf Tournament coming June 28

The tournaments just keep on coming at the Langdon Country Club. Up next is the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Sports Boosters tourney set for Thursday, June 28.  The Cardinals Tournament will have start with sign up in the clubhouse at 12 Noon that day, with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Cardinals Sports Boosters, which supports all Langdon-Edmore-Munich sports teams in all seasons.

This tournament is a little different from the rest at the Langdon Country Club, in that there are contests for prizes on every hole, which puts a nice little spice into everything.  The format is a four person scramble, and to sign your team up, contact Ethen Askvig, one of many organizers of the event, at 701-370-7131. This tournament is open to anyone in the area and all ages are welcome.

“See ya!” next week!

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