Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rockin' Down the Highway

This week I picked the Doobie Brothers song "Rockin' Down the Highway," because I traveled many miles around north central North Dakota to cover stories this past week.

The Section 5 legion baseball tournament took up a the majority of my road time. I had to drive the nearly 40 miles to Rolette on three separate occasions.

I also drove to the International Peace Garden's for a flag ceremony.

Lastly I hit up the Lake Metigoshe are for the annual Metigoshe Ministries quilt auction.

This week I have Class B state legion baseball to cover, which will be here in town.

Here are my pics for this week:

Bottineau Post 42's Julius Baker raps a hit in the section championship game against Velva last Saturday.

Bottineau pitcher Andrew Hill about to deliver a pitch against Velva last Saturday in Rolette.

Hill unleashes a nasty curve ball.

Shortstop Devin Bercier calls off teammates on a pop fly last Saturday.

Walker Braaten has taken over the duty of bat boy for Bottineau. He even has a matching uniform with his older brother Hunter.

Baker fires to first to try and turn a double play in the championship.

Baker again makes contact with the ball last Saturday.

Hunter Braaten throws out a Velva runner as he tries for third base.

Erik Blada (Kramer) takes the checkered flag in the 20-lap feature race last Sunday at Thunder Mountain Speedway north of Bottineau.

Racers round turn one during the first heat of sport stocks last Sunday.

Jarett and Kyle Lovcik spin each other out in the heat race of Wissota Midwest Modifieds last Sunday.

Brady Soland smacks into Kevin Smith after Smith was spun out.

Jamie Smith (left), Kevin Smith (center) and  Soland (right) all spin out during last Sunday's feature race.

Soland and Cody Smith avoid Byron Lesmann (near) who was spun out by Waylon Poitra.

Hill knocks down a grounder last Thursday in Bottineau's 3-1 win over Cando in the Section 5 playoffs in Rolette.

Taylor Milbrath delivers a pitch in last Thursday's game.

Milbrath about to deliver out of the stretch last Thursday.

Hill guns out a Cando runner in the second round win.

Bottineau catcher Mark LaCroix attempts to catch a foul fly, while the camera man tries not to get stomped.

Braaten dives for a fly from his center field position last Thursday.

Hill smacks a single last Thursday.

LaCroix hits the final stretch for home to score Bottineau's third run in last Thursday's round two win.

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