Badlands Big Sticks

    Big Sticks Shutout Trappers 8-0

    Date:07/19/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    After keeping the Trappers scoreless in the top of the first inning, the Big Sticks struck first in the bottom of the first. Conner VanCleave, the league leader in RBIs, earned his 64th RBI of the season when he hit an RBI double with Bryson Ford on third base. Mason Schwellenbach (2-5, 4 RBI, 2 HR) then proceeded to hit his tenth home run of the season putting the Big Sticks up 3-0. The Big...


    Big Sticks Fall in Game 4 to Split Series with Trappers

    Date:07/15/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    PIERRE, SD - The Badlands Big Sticks faced off against the Pierre Trappers for the fourth and final time of the road trip. The Trappers jumped on top early and never let up as they dominated the game and took the win by a score of 14-2. The Big Sticks were unable to find the strike zone having seventeen total walks in the game which ignited the Trappers offense. In the bottom of the first inning ...


    Big Sticks Take Game 3 from Pierre in Extra Innings

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    PIERRE, SD - The Badlands Big Sticks took on the Pierre Trappers for the third straight night on Saturday. The Big Sticks pulled out the win 9-6 in a back and forth game that was decided in extra innings. After a scoreless first inning the Big Sticks got on the board first. With two outs in the inning Mitch Dean was able to draw a walk. Anthony Garrett was able to drive Dean in with a double down...


    Big Sticks Take Game 2 from Trappers

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    PIERRE, SD - The Badlands Big Sticks faced off against the Pierre Trappers for the second time on Friday night. In a low scoring affair, the Big Sticks were able to come out on top 5-3 thanks to a tremendous performance by the pitching staff. The Big Sticks struck first in the game to take a one run lead. With one out in the top of the first inning Michael Fuhrman hit his second home run in two g...


    Big Sticks Come Up Short to Trappers in Game 1

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    PIERRE, SD - The Badlands Big Sticks took on the Pierre Trappers Thursday night for the first game of a four game set. The Big Sticks took an early lead but lost the lead and came up short on the comeback to lose the game 7-6. The Big Sticks started early and often by taking an early lead in the top of the first inning. Ryan Walstad lead off the inning with a single and Michael Fuhrman doubled th...


    Big Sticks to Send 8 Players to All Star Game

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

      The Badlands Big Sticks, who lead the Lewis Division with a record of 30-15, will send eight players to the Expedition League All Star Game. The All Star Game will be in Minot, ND at Corbett Field on July 16th with the first pitch coming at 6:05 PM (MDT).   Big Sticks selected to play in the All Star Game are: Mason Schwellenbach, Nathan Sanders, Kaimana Souza-Paaluhi, Bryson Ford,...


    Ford Hits Grand Slam in Second Consecutive Game Pushing Big Sticks Past Whiskey Jacks 7-4

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    Starting pitcher Michael Reddick (5 IP, 9 SO, 1 BB) struck out the side in the top of the first inning keeping the Whiskey Jacks scoreless in the first inning of the game. Reddick continued his dominance through three innings allowing no runs, no walks, and striking out six Whiskey Jacks. The Whiskey Jacks struck first scoring four runs in the top of the fourth inning. Blake Fitzgerald ...


    Big Sticks Win Rained Out Game Against Whiskey Jacks 17-11

    Date:07/09/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    In part due to a heavy tailwind, both the Big Sticks and Whiskey Jacks found themselves with two home runs each in the first inning. The Whiskey Jacks hit two solo home runs to kick off the game. The Big Sticks managed to outdo this feat by hitting two home runs, one solo and one two run home run, in the bottom of the first inning. Conner VanCleave (3-5, 3 RBI) hit the first home run of the game f...


    Big Sticks Win Big Beating Whiskey Jacks 18-4

    Date:07/08/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The visiting Whiskey Jacks struck first in the top of the first inning when Jackson Pokorney hit a solo home run. This lead would be short lived as Conner VanCleave (3-4, 7 RBI, 1 HR) hit an RBI single scoring Michael Furhman (4-5) tying the game up at 1-1 at the conclusion of the first inning. In what can only be described as an offensive spectacle, the Big Sticks scored ten runs in the bot...


    Big Sticks Win 3-0 In Final Game Against Sodbusters

    Date:07/07/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    After three scoreless innings, the Big Sticks struck first in the bottom of the fourth inning. Michael Furhman hit a single and was able to reach home plate safely when Bryson Ford hit an RBI single with two outs. In the top of the fifth, the Big Sticks' defense got itself out of a tough situation while maintaining the shutout. Giving up a walk and a single to start the inning, starting ...


    Big Sticks Lose Game Two Against Sodbusters 3-4

    Date:07/06/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The Badlands Big Sticks kept the Sodbusters scoreless for eight innings but gave up a game deciding four runs in the top of the fifth. The bottom of the second inning saw the first run of the night when Dylan Ditzenberger hit a single scoring Kaimana Souza Paaluhi. Malik Barrington, the starting pitcher for the Big Sticks, had seven strike outs through four complete innings and had zero earn...


    Big Sticks Win 13-3 in Game 1 Vs. Sodbusters

    Date:07/05/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    After a scoreless first inning, the Big Sticks struck first in the bottom of the second inning. Bryson Ford, the lead off hitter of the inning, was hit by a pitch. Conner VanCleave hit a double in the next at bat putting runners on second and third with no outs for the Big Sticks. Mason Schwellenbach took advantage of this opportunity and hit his seventh home run of the season putting the Big...


    Big Sticks Fall to Horseheads in Final Game of the Series

    Date:07/05/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

      The Badlands Big Sticks faced the Casper Horseheads for the fourth and final time on Thursday night to finish off their seven game road stretch. The Horseheads jumped out to an early lead and were able to hold on late to defeat the Big Sticks 10-8. The Horseheads got on the board first in the first inning when they led off with a single and advanced the runner to third base with only one ...


    Big Sticks Lose Early Lead Falling to Horseheads 10-7

    Date:07/04/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The Badlands Big Sticks took on the Casper Horseheads for the third straight time Wednesday night. The Big Sticks took an early lead but were unable hold on and lost the game by a score of 10-7. Both teams were scoreless in the first inning, but the Horseheads scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning. A sacrifice fly to centerfield would allow the Horseheads to take a 1...


    Big Sticks Split Double Header with Casper

    Date:07/03/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    Due to a rainout on Monday night the Badlands Big Sticks played two seven inning games against the Casper Horseheads on Tuesday night. In the first game the Big Sticks struggled to get any offense going and fell to the Horseheads by a score of 4-0 while only managing two hits. The second game was a different story with the Big Sticks taking control early and getting the win 13-4. In the first gam...


    Big Sticks Hold on to Early Lead to win 22-11 over Pioneers

    Date:07/01/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    GERING, NE - The hot bats of the Badlands Big Sticks gave them an early lead which they easily held onto for the remainder of the game. The Big Sticks would cruise to a 22-11 victory over the Western Nebraska Pioneers. Neither team was able to score any runs in the first inning, but the Big Sticks took control of the game in the second inning when they batted around and rallied for nine runs. A f...


    Big Sticks Fall to Pioneers in Extra Innings

    Date:06/30/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The Badlands Big Sticks came up short in a wild game that included extra innings. The Pioneers would rally from being down in both of the two extra innings played to take the second game of the series by a score of 9-8. The Big Sticks started early and often in the top of the first inning. With one out Michael Fuhrman hit a missile over the left field wall to give the Big Sticks an early one run ...


    Big Sticks Fall to Pioneers

    Date:06/29/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    GERING, NE - The Big Sticks offense struggled to get anything going in their game Friday night against the Western Nebraska Pioneers. The Pioneers were able to defeat the Big Sticks by a score of 5-3. After the Big Sticks were unable to score a run in the top of the first inning, the Pioneers were able to get a key two out single that scored a run and gave them an early one run lead. The Big Sti...


    Big Sticks Outlast Horseheads, Win 13-8

    Date:06/27/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    Scoring eight runs in the first three innings, the Big Sticks took an early lead in this contest forcing the Casper Horseheads to play from behind throughout the entire game. Michael Furhman drove in the first runs of the game in the bottom of the first inning when he hit a two run home run putting the Big Sticks up 2-0. The Big Sticks had a big inning in the bottom of the second scoring five run...


    Big Sticks Rally Late to Force Extra Innings Winning 6-5 Vs. Horseheads

    Date:06/26/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    After not scoring since the bottom of the third inning, the Big Sticks scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extra innings against the Casper Horseheads. The Big Sticks would win the contest in the bottom of the tenth inning when Nathan Sanders was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded putting the final score of the game at 6-5. It would be the Big Sticks who put the first run...


    Big Sticks Drop Game One vs. Horseheads 2-12

    Date:06/25/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The Horseheads struck first when Jackson Collins (5-6, 3 RBIs) hit a two run home run on a full count in the top of the first inning. This gave the Horseheads a lead that they would not relinquish for the entirety of the game. After both Kaimana Souza Paaluhi and Michael Furhman were put out to start the Big Sticks off in the bottom of the first, Bryson Ford (5 HR on the season) hit a solo h...


    Big Sticks Secure Home Field Advantage for Divisional Playoff

    Date:06/25/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    With a commanding Lewis Division record lead, the Badlands Big Sticks have secured the first half of the Lewis Division standings and the right to host the divisional playoff on Wednesday August 7th at 6:35 pm at Dakota Community Bank & Trust Ballpark!!   Tickets for the divisional playoff game will go on sale WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2...


    Big Sticks Secure Home Playoff Game and First Half of Lewis Division After 13-8 Win in Spearfish

    Date:06/24/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

      SPEARFISH, SD - The Badlands Big Sticks took the third and final game of the series against Spearfish. The 13-8 victory snapped a three game losing streak for the Big Sticks and helped them avoid being swept. After a scoreless first inning for the Big Sticks, Spearfish took an early lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. Spearfish was aided by multiple walks in the inning ...


    Big Sticks fall short as Spearfish takes game 2

    Date:06/23/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    SPEARFISH, SD - The Badlands Big Sticks fell short again in the second game of a three game series with Spearfish. Spearfish was able to take the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning to win the game by a score of 6-5. After a scoreless first inning the Big Sticks scored the first run of the game in the top of the second inning thanks to a double by Gabe Knowles followed by an RBI single by Jar...


    Sasquatch edge out Big Sticks 12-11

    Date:06/22/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

      SPEARFISH, SD - The Badlands Big Sticks dropped the first game of a three game series with Spearfish in a high scoring affair. The game ended with Spearfish up 12-11 after a walk off single in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Big Sticks got going early and often with a lead-off double by Ryan Walstad in the top of the first inning. Michael Fuhrman would come up to bat next and single u...


    Big Sticks fall to Horseheads in weather-shortened game

    Date:06/21/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    CASPER, WY - The Badlands Big Sticks dropped the second and final game of a two game set against the Casper Horseheads with some help from the weather. The game was ended after the top of the seventh inning with the Horseheads up 8-7 to give them a win and snap the Big Sticks winning streak. The Big Sticks struck first in the top of the first inning when Souza Paaluhi walked and stole his way all...


    Big Sticks rally late to take game 1 from Casper

    Date:06/20/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

      CASPER, WY - The Badlands Big Sticks rallied late by scoring six runs over the final two innings to defeat the Horseheads and extend their winning streak to eight in a row. After two scoreless innings the Horseheads struck first in the bottom of the third inning by scoring two runs on a two out two RBI double that gave them a 2-0 lead. The Big Sticks cut into the lead in the top of the f...


    Big Sticks Rally in Bottom of the 8th to Beat Moo 8-5

    Date:06/18/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The Badlands Big Sticks overcame a late rally by the Fremont Moo by scoring four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Big Sticks their seventh straight victory. It would be the Moo who struck first in this ball game. In the top of the first inning, Kanin Dodge hit a lead off double for the Moo. Dodge would score when the next batter, Wilson Ehrhardt, hit an RBI single. The Big...


    Four Home Runs Put Big Sticks on Top of Fremont Moo 12-5

    Date:06/17/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    After allowing one run in the top of the first inning, the Big Sticks' bats started off hot when Bryson Ford (3-3, 2 HR 3 RBI, 2 BB) hit a two run home run. Conner VanCleave (3-5, 3 RBI) would hit a double in the next at bat. However, the Big Sticks were unable to score any additional runs in the first inning. In the top of the third, the Moo started off hot when Wilson Ehrhardt hit a single ...


    Big Sticks Win 4-3 Sweeping Wheat City Whiskey Jacks

    Date:06/16/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The Big Sticks went three up, three down in the bottom of the first inning. This snapped their three game streak of batting through the order in the first inning. In the top of the second, Myles Harris hit a solo home run after working his way up to a 3-0 count giving the Whiskey Jacks the first run of the game. Up by one run early in this contest, the Whiskey Jacks were able to keep the Big ...