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Oakes Offense Overwhelms HFCTRL

OAKES, N.D. ( – The Oakes Tornadoes handled their business with no problem in their regular-season finale against HFCTRL by a final score of 18-1. Almost all of Oakes’ offense came from the fifth inning on. The Pirates scored the first run in the first inning thanks to an RBI single from junior pitcher Jarrett Fredrickson, but that would be all the offense they could muster. The Tornadoes retaliated in the second inning with senior outfielder David Schmitz who scored on an infield error. Junior outfielder Gaven Christianson scored on another error and senior infielder Howie Neustel reached home on a wild pitch in the third inning. The first RBI for Oakes came in the fourth inning off the bat of junior catcher Xavier Vossler with a double that brought home senior pitcher Michael Iverson. The fifth inning is when the Tornadoes’ offense saw Fredrickson for the third time around, and they had his number. They put up five runs to put the game out of reach. Oakes remained relentless by scoring nine more runs in the sixth inning just for insurance.
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Region 1 Baseball Tournament Set

OAKES, N.D. ( – After a convincing victory last night, the Oakes Tornadoes know who they are playing in the first round of the Region 1 Baseball Tournament on Thursday. The Tornadoes earned the #4 seed in the tournament and will face the #5 seed Oak Grove on Thursday,...

BMW’s energy and raw material needs largely secured for 2022 – CFO

BERLIN (Reuters) – The BMW Group has largely secured its energy and raw material needs for 2022, its Chief Financial Officer Nicolas Peter said on Wednesday, but rising raw material prices could still weigh on results. This has been achieved both through methods such as hedging on the financial...

Oakes’ Willprecht Wins Chris Heise High School Play of the Week

FARGO, N.D — The Chris Heise high school play of the week goes to Oakes Baseball and Fletcher Willprecht. Willprecht told home and struck out nine hitters throwing over 100 pitches. It helped the Tornadoes force extra innings in a close loss to Kindred last Thursday. Congrats to Willprecht...

Portuguese police shoot dead knife-wielding kidnapper, possibly German

LISBON (Reuters) – Portuguese police have shot and killed a man, described as a German citizen by some local media, who had taken another person hostage at knifepoint in an apartment on the outskirts of Lisbon on Thursday. In a statement, police only confirmed that the hostage-taker had died...

NASP State Tournament Results, Oakes Takes Top Honors

MINOT, N.D. (G&F) – School-aged archers from across the state participated in the 2022 National Archery in the Schools state tournament in Minot. Oakes students claimed top honors in the bull’s-eye high school (grades 9-12), middle school (grades 7-8) and elementary (grades 4-6) team divisions. The overall individual male winner was Wahpeton archer Joshua Wiebusch, while Hankinson student Danica Onchuck claimed the top individual spot in the female division.

Metzger Strikes Out 13 Oakes Batters in Pitcher’s Duel

HUNTER, N.D. ( – If you are a fan of offense, this was not the game for you. It was a pitcher’s duel in the purest form in Hunter between Northern Cass and Oakes in which the Jaguars won by a final score of 2-1. Northern Cass left-handed starting pitcher Jack Metzger pitched an absolute gem in front of his home crowd striking out 13 Tornado hitters Wednesday afternoon. Only three Tornadoes could boast that they got a hit against the southpaw. Metzger pitched a complete game and only walked one batter, allowing just three hits and zero earned runs.