Badlands Big Sticks

    Ford & Pewitt Earn Expedition League Season Honors

    Date:09/05/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The 2019 League MVP award goes to Bryson Ford, infielder with the Badlands Big Sticks. Bryson, who attends Tusculum University, led the League in batting average (.421), runs scored (76) and triples (10). He was second in the League in RBI with 61 and fourth in home runs with 11. Bryson also stole 28 bases during the season. “Bryson did everything for us this year, not only leading the leagu...


    Badlands Big Sticks are the 2019 Expedition League Champions!!

    Date:08/13/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The Badlands Big Sticks put themselves in the driver's seat in their bid to take out Western Nebraska (49-16). The Expedition League RBI leader, VanCleave, added to his RBI total early in the contest as he doubled in the first frame to drive in Ford and give the Big Sticks an early 1-0 lead. In the third frame, Sanders stepped up to the box as the first hitter of the inning and lifted a ball...


    Big Sticks Remember Host Dad, Kyle Brierley, After His Passing On August 4th

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

    With a heavy heart, the Badlands Big Sticks would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Brierley family after the recent death of Kyle Brierley on August 4th. Kyle was a loving husband to his wife Bev and father to their two children, Ella and Maddux. Kyle was truly a family man whom always had a smile on his face. Kyle was an avid mountain biker who competed in numerous races, which his...


    Big Sticks Split Series with Pioneers

    Date:08/03/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

      GERING, NE - The Badlands Big Sticks faced off against the Western Nebraska Pioneers Friday night for the final game of a two game set. It was a back and forth game for most of the contest until the Pioneers pulled away late to take a 10-6 victory. The Big Sticks came out of the gate hot in the first inning. A single by Dylan Ditzenberger and a double by Connor VanCleave put runners on se...


    Big Sticks Come Back to Beat Pioneers 5-4

    Date:08/02/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

      GERING, NE - The Badlands Big Sticks faced off against the Western Nebraska Pioneers Thursday night for the first game of a two game set. After falling behind early the Big Sticks were able to come back to edge out the win 5-4. The Big Sticks got on the board first by scoring a run in the top of the second inning. Mason Schwellenbach led off the inning with a single up the middle. After s...


    Big Sticks Take Game from Sabre Dogs 4-3

    Date:07/30/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The Badlands Big Sticks took on the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs Monday night in Minot. Both offenses struggled to score runs in the game, but the Big Sticks were able to score late to take the win from the Sabre Dogs 4-3. The Sabre Dogs took an early lead in the game by scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning. A leadoff double followed by a single put runners on first and second with no outs...


    Big Sticks Complete Sweep of Whiskey Jacks in Game 3

    Date:07/29/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

      BRANDON, MB - The Badlands Big Sticks faced off against the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks Sunday afternoon for the third and final game of the series. The Big Sticks took the lead mid-way through the contest and were able to hold off a late push by the Whiskey Jacks to win 9-7. After a scoreless first two innings the Big Sticks took the lead in the top of the third. A walk and a hit by pitch p...


    Big Sticks Rally Late to Take Game 2 from Whiskey Jacks

    Date:07/28/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

      BRANDON, MB - The Badlands Big Sticks faced off against the Whiskey Jacks for the second straight time Saturday night. In a low scoring affair, the Big Sticks were able to rally late to win the game by a score of 6-3. The Big Sticks got on the board first in the second inning after back to back singles by Garrett Dupuis and Gabe Knowles to put runners on the corners with no outs. Olsen wo...


    Big Sticks Take Game 1 in Brandon

    Date:07/27/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    BRANDON, MB - The Badlands Big Sticks took on the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks Friday night for the first game of a three game series. The game was close early, but the Big Sticks were able to pull away late to win the game by a score of 11-5. The Whiskey Jacks struck first in the bottom of the first inning. A single followed by two straight walks loaded the bases. A sacrifice fly would score the run...


    Big Sticks Power Past Whiskey Jacks Winning 10-3

    Date:07/25/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    Giving up two runs in the top of the first inning, the Big Sticks put themselves back on top in the bottom of the first inning. Scoring kicked off when Michael Fuhrman hit an RBI single scoring Ryan Walstad. Fuhrman would then reach home plate when Nathan Sanders hit a single in the next at bat. With two outs and runners on the corners, Garrett Dupuis hit a ground ball into right field. While the ...


    Big Sticks Defeat Sasquatch 16-1

    Date:07/24/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    The Big Sticks got out to an early lead scoring two runs in the bottom of the second inning. With two outs, back to back walks of Garrett Dupuis and Gabe Knowles gave Nathan Sanders (3-3, 6 RBI, 1 HR) the opportunity to hit a two RBI double. Sanders would eventually steal home while the Sasquatch were attempting to pick off Ryan Walstad at first base with two outs. The Sasquatch failed to get eith...


    Big Sticks Rout Sasquatch 13-2

    Date:07/23/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    Starting pitcher Tyler Chipman pitched six complete innings, allowed only two hits, no runs, and recorded nine strikeouts for the Big Sticks setting up what would be a defensive showcase. While Chipman was dominating defensively for the Big Sticks, the Big Sticks' hitters slowly built up a lead that would prove to be insurmountable for the visiting Sasquatch. Scoring began for the Big S...


    Big Sticks Complete the Sweep of the Trappers Winning 9-6

    Date:07/21/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    Giving up a solo home run to the first batter of the game, the Big Sticks rallied behind strong hitting to claim a 9-6 victory over the visiting Trappers. Michael Furhman tied up the game in the bottom of the first when he hit a single allowing Ryan Walstad to score. The Big Sticks kept up their momentum scoring two more runs in the bottom of the first inning off of a single by Conner VanCleave an...


    Big Sticks Win 14-1 in Game Two Vs. Trappers

    Date:07/20/2019   Source:Badlands Big Sticks  

    After falling behind 0-1 due to a dropped 3rd strike with two outs allowing a run to score, the Big Sticks tied up the ballgame at 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning when Mitch Dean hit a solo home run on the first pitch he saw. Forcing the Trappers to go three up, three down in the top of the fourth, the Big Sticks struck again in the bottom of the fourth. Kaimana Souza Paaluhi (3-5. 4 RBI, ...


    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...