The Langdon Post 98 Red Sox had a three game home stand when they hosted Thompson on June 23 for a double header, and then Grafton on June 26. The Red Sox lost to Thompson 7-6 and 11-1, then were beaten by Grafton 7-3. Langdon’s record now stands at 2-7 overall on the season and 1-5 in the new District 5 standings. After competing in the Enderlin Wood Bat Tournment Jun 28-30 and playing at the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion June 29, the Red Sox will play two games in Bottineau on July 7. Their next home game is July 15 versus Larimore. Here is a recap of their last three league games:
Thompson 7-11, Langdon 6-1
A big crowd was on hand for this league double header. It was also Baseball Buddy Night, where kids from Langdon T-Ball program warmed up with the Legion players and joined them on the field for starting lineups.
Thompson, who are the defending State B Legion Champions, came as advertised, hitting four home runs in game one of the double dip off Red Sox starting pitcher Ethan Sampson.
Langdon would stay in the game however, scoring a run in the third on an RBI single by Simon Romfo, another run in the fifth after a lead off double by Logan Harder followed later by a run scoring hit from Sampson, and a third run in the sixth that started with a double by Simon Romfo, who later stole home as part of a double steal.
Down 7-3 in the seventh inning, the Red Sox mounted a huge comeback with doubles by Cooper Zimmer and Grant Romfo plus a single by Sampson. Hayes Haslekaas came up with the bases loaded hit a bomb to left center field and nearly ended the game with what would have been a grand slam home run, but the ball came up just short of going over the fence by about a foot, so it ended up being a long single.
Langdon native Cadyn Schwabe pitched most of the way for Thompson, but he was relived by Clay Odenbach in the seventh, who then struck out Harder with the bases loaded to end the game.
In the game two of the twin bill, Odenbach stayed on the mound and gave up just one hit to Haslekass while striking out 11 batters to get a five inning win. Schwabe was just a single away from hitting for the cycle, and he jacked a three run homer off Brennan Kitchin on the first pitch he threw to win the game by the 10 run rule. Grant Romfo took the loss on the mound for Langdon.
T — 010 213 0 — 7 8 1
L — 001 011 3 — 6 12 2
WP — Cadyn Schwabe; LP — Ethan Sampson; S — Clay Odenbach
Highlights — L: Hayes Haslekaas 2×3 2 RBI, Simon Romfo 2×4 2B RBI, Ethan Sampson 2×3 RBI, Cooper Zimmer 1×4 2B, Logan Harder 1×4 2B; T: Odenbach 2×4 HR RBI, Josh Sem 1×2 HR 3 RBI, Trey Larimer 1×4 HR, Jacob Dick 1×4 HR 2 RBI
L — 000 00 — 1 1 1
T — 103 07 — 11 9 2
WP — Odenbach; LP — Grant Romfo
Highlights — L: Hayes Haslekaas 1×2; T: Schwabe 3×4 2B 3B HR 3 RBI, Larimer 2×3 2B 2 RBI
Grafton 7, Langdon 3
One rough inning for the Red Sox help decide this game. Langdon grabbed an early lead with a run in the inning when Cooper Zimmer was hit by a pitch from Matt Suda with the bases loaded. After Grafton put up two runs in the third, the Red Sox tied the game in bottom of the fourth when Zimmer had a double then later scored on an error.
The fifth inning proved to be the difference in the ball game, as Grafton scored five runs with just two hits and three Langdon errors. The Red Sox would score one more run in the sixth when Peyton Ullyott singled then scored on an RBI single by Simon Romfo.
Zimmer took the loss on the mound, while Logan Harder threw one hitless of relief in the seventh.
G — 002 050 0 — 7 5 3
L — 100 101 0 — 3 7 4
WP — Matt Suda; LP — Cooper Zimmer
Highlights — L: Simon Romfo 2×3 RBI, Zimmer 1×3 2B RBI; Suda 2×3 3 RBI, Johnny Young 3×4