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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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DCC baseball plays final fall games

By Anthony Varriano

Ranger-Review Staff Writer

Dawson Community College baseball coach Chris Lewis changed the rules of his fall World Series to give one team a chance to redeem itself after being swept in the first three games, 5-0, 9-2, and 4-3. The white team also won game four 4-3.

Sophomore Nate LeProwse captained the white team to the sweep and had a 22-8 lead in run differential after four games that would have forced the red team to do two extra skits for the DCC talent show in December.

Instead, Lewis said if the red team could win game five, his players would split the skits evenly, and red got a little creative to win game five 6-4. While playing within Lewis’s rules for innings pitched, Kyle Norman actually earned the win and came back to get the save later in the game.

Thanks to Norman’s pitching performance, each team will do five skits for the talent show, and the skits on the line during the series were dance routines for songs by Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake.

Lewis called the series “fun and eye opening,” giving players a chance to play different positions and him a chance to evaluate them there.

“There were a few guys playing new positions that kind of made me think all of a sudden we might have to look at them at that position,” he said.

The DCC baseball team has completed its fall games and will be holding individual meetings this week to prepare for winter weights programs. The Buccaneers kick off the regular season hosting Bismarck State on April 1.

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