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The Ortonville Rox traveled to Milbank on Friday night and behind the pitching of Joe fuller, came away with a 9-0 win and a season sweep over Milbank. Fuller threw seven innings, giving up no runs on four hits while striking out six. Chance Haugen finished the game, going the final two innings, .giving up no runs on one hit and strik- ing out one. The locals got off to another good start, scoring five runs in the first inning and tacking on two more in the second. Single runs on the sixth and .ninth innings would finish off the scoring to complete the 9-0 win. The win raises the Rox overall record to 10-3 on the season and 6-2 in league play. The locals continue to be tied for the lead in the League with Benson. Leading hitters on the night were Chance Haugen and Curt Schake with two hits each, while Riley Sammon, Cory Stattelman, John Thomas, Jeff Watson, and Chris Fellows each had a hit. The all-star game took place on Saturday in Rosen with the Teal League hosting the Wood League. It was a well played game with the Wood League coming out on top by the score of 3-2. Participating in the game for the Rox were Curt Schake, Joe Fuller, Riley Sammon, John Thomas" and Chance Haugen. Rox manager Ron Thomas was the Manager for the Teal League and was assisted by Mickey Rademacher of the Rosen Express. Chance Haugen was to be the local participant in the home run hitting Another good week for the Big Stone Post 229 Badgers as they picked up key wins against Sisseton, SD and Milbank, SD in play last week. On Monday, June 22, the Badgers traveled to Sisseton and came home with a 12-5 win in a nine inning game. Sisseton led 2-0 after two innings, when Big Stone scored three runs in the third inning with RBIs from Jeff Watson, Bryant Zahrbock and Evan Sammon. The Badgers scored a single run in the fifth to tie the game after Sisseton had gone ahead by a run. Big Stone then broke the game open scoring six runs in the sixth inning on seven hits, which included home runs from Ryan Parady and Bryant Zahrbock. Sisseton added a run in the bottom of the sixth, but the Badgers would score their last two runs in the eighth inning on a two-run homer by Jeff Watson. Evan Sammon started on the mound for the Badgers and went seven innings for the win. He struck out seven, walked five and gave up eight hits. Jeff Watson pitched the last two innings allowing two hits, two walks and one strikeout. The Badgers pounded out 15 hits in the game led by Jeff Watson who RILEY SAMMON OF THE ORTONVILLE ROX watches to see where his hit is goingto land in a recent game. The Rox defeated Milbank 9-0 last Friday night to raise their overall record to 10-3 on the season. The Rox will host Canby this Friday night, July 3 at 8 p.m. contest but wind and rain forced the cancellation of the contest. Coming up next week the Rox will host Canby on Friday night in an 8:00 p.m. game and then travel to Rosen on the 4th of July for a 2:30 p.m. game. Hope to see you at the ballpark on Friday night. It would be nice to get a good crowd. il ,Si went four for five with a single, two doubles and a home run. Ryan Parady had a single, double and home run and Bryant Zahrbock had two singles and a home run. Danny Berdan and Austin Schneider each had a double, and Tyler Adelman, Evan Sammon and Keven Berdan had singles. Big Stone then traveled to Milbank on Tuesday, June 23 for a double- header and came away with two wins. In the first game, the Badgers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning after Andy Strei led off with a home run. Ryan Parady and Bryant Zahrbock followed with doubles along with a Tyler Adelman triple in the inning. Milbank scored two runs in the third and one in the fourth inning. Big Stone Scored again in the fourth inning on a three-run homer by Keven Berdan. The last three innings were scoreless as the Badgers get the win 10-3. Bryant Zahrbock pitched all seven innings allowing seven hits, four walks and three strikeouts. Paul Adelman had two singles for the Badgers to go along with their other big hits. The Badgers completed the sweep of Milbank in a close second game, winning by the score of 11-9. Big Stone held a 3-2 lead in the third inning until Milbank went ahead 4-3 in the fourth inning on walks and Big Stone errors. Big Stone came back to score four runs in the sixth on three hits and a Milbank error. Milbank scored four runs in the bot- tom of the sixth to take an 8-7 lead, but the Badgers came back scoring four runs in the top of the seventh on two hits, two walks a Milbank error. Milbank would score one run in the bottom half of the inning but came up short in the loss. Jeff Watson led the Badger hitters with three hits including a double. Ryan Parady had two singles, Andy Strei and Evan Sammon each had a double and Paul Adelman and Danny Berdan each had a single. Mike Winther started pitching and went three and one-third innings giv- ing up two hits and four runs. Jeff Watson was the winning pitcher in relief allowing two hits and four runs. Bryant Zahrbock pitched the final inning giving up one hit and one run. Next up for the Badgers is a dou- bleheader at Trojan Field this Wednesday, July 1 against Wheaton starting at 5 p.m. Big Stone will then host Sisseton on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. PRETTY GOOD SHOOTING from the top four flighted shooters in the Bow Hunter Freestyle competition from 51) yards, June 21 at the Minnesota State 900 Round Archery Tournament held at the Lakeshore RV Park. Dr. Ronn McDaniel of Wilmot, SD, with an office in Ortonville, who was one of the top four flighted archers. Archers shoot 30 arrows at 60, 50 and 40 yards with a maximum 10 points each for a total of 900 points per day. The two-day totals are then added up for placing. This was the second year in a row that the Tournament' was held at LakeshoT, e RV park. Ortonville Senior Golf Tournament set for July 13 The annual Ortonville Men's and Women's Seniors Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 13 at the Ortomville Golf Course. Registration for the tournament will be from 8-9:30 a.m and there will be a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. Morning coffee and rolls will be served before tee time and a dinner will be served following play. Registration forms are available at the clubhouse or from Gary and Ev Johnson at 839-2181. Pre- registration is necessary and closes with 100 players. Limited Supplies " Buy Yours Today! The Rosen Express lost to the Morris Eagles 12-4 on Wednesday, June 24. Jeremy Ohm started on the mound and pitched five innings. Justin Stamp pitched in relief. Aaron Adelman and Jared Weber each had two hits to lead the Rosen offense with one of Adelman's hits being a double. Travis Radermacher, Jeremy Ohm and Ethan Hoffman each had one hit a piece. "We really struggled defensively in this one. We gave a very good Morris team extra outs almost every inning and if you want to have a chance to win a ball game, things like that just can't happen" commented Coach Mickey Rademacher. The Land O' Ducks Wood League scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings to win the League All-Star Game 3-2 over the Teal League last Saturday. Tanner Gram of Chokio started on the mound for the Wood League and Curt Schake of Ortonville started on the hill for the Teal League. Nick Hervin from Chokio, Eric Asche from Morris and Mike Kill from Dumont all pitched in relief for the Wood League with Kill picking up the save and Hervin earning the win. Kyle Sachs from Appleton and Wes Stettner from Benson pitched in relief for the Teal League. Leading the Wood League offense was Mike Adelman from Clinton, Craig Knockenmus from Morris and Nick Hervin with two hits a piece. Kirby Marquart from Morris, Zach Howe from Chokio, Eric Asche, Mike Kill, Adam Hoffman and Darin Gronwald from Dumont and Reed Schmitz from Wheaton all had one hit in the game. Travis Radermacher from Rosen and Avan Kells from Madison lead the Teal League with two hits a piece. Curt Schake, Ryan Lee from Appleton and Kyle Sachs each had one hit a piece. Up next for Rosen is a Wednesday night contest at Granite Falls, with first pitch is slated for 8:00 p.m. Then on Saturday the Express host their annual 4th of July game with this year's opponent being the Ortonville Rox, first pitch is 2:30 p.m. in Rosen. FSA acreage reporting deadline The final date to report 2009 crop acreage's with the Farm Service Agency is Wednesday, July 15, 2009 according to County Executive Director, Scott Schneider. The 2008 Farm Bill made acreage reporting a requirement for producers to be eligible for program benefits in the following cases: -Producers participating in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). -Producers participating in the DCP Program. -Producers who wish to qualify for 2009 Price Support benefits, includ- ing commodity loans and LDP's. -Producers who grow crops that cannot be insured with Crop Insurance. These crops could qualify for benefits under the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP). Producers are encouraged to report their acreage's timely as there is a charge for reporting your acre's after July 15, 2009. Webster, South Dakota For more information Available in White and Charcoal Grey ($15.00 - 2XL & 3XL) Available at Cenex C.Store, Liebe Drug, Hartman's Super Valu and the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber. Hoodies and youth sizes also available at the BSLA Chamber. T-Shirts and Design Created By 0 Printing & Apparel 60 480-8892 Ortonville, MN SCREEN PRINTING EMBR( )iDERY DIRECT-TO-(;ARMENT The Minnesota Twins Community Fund today announced that the Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program will grant $2,000 scholarships to 20 Upper Midwest youth in pursuit of post-secondary education. A ceremony #!i to recognize Daniel Kleindl of Graceville, *~ will take place on the Metrodome field prior to the start of the Friday, July 3 Minnesota Twins versus the Detroit Tigers game (7:10 p.m.). The pregame ceremony will begin at approximately 6:40 p.m. Daniel plans to attend Alexandria Technical College in Alexandria. Dan is the son of Greg and Luann Kleindl. Created by the Twins Community Fund in 2005, the Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to 100 students in its five year history. In 2009, the Twins Community Fund increased the scholarship amount from $1,000 to $2,000 and received more than 160 applications from high school seniors across the Upper Midwest. Scholarship recipients were selected on a variety of factors including acad- emic achievement, community ser- vice, and participation in an organized youth baseball or softball program. The Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarship America is a national nonprofit educational sup- port and student aid service organiza- tion that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educa- tional opportunities and encouraging educational achievement. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. Scholarships are underwritten by the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. Established as a nonprofit organi- zation in 1991, the mission of the Twins Community Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through an association with baseball, softball, and the Minnesota Twins. The Twins Community Fund is gov- erned by a board of directors consist- ing of a majority of members from the community. For more information about the Twins Community Fund visit or call 1- 800-33-TWINS. Page 6 INDEPENDENT Tuesday, June 30, 2009 I