The Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich Eagles beat the Hettinger-Scranton Bears to win the Babe Ruth State Championship.
Thompson, ND – The Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich Eagles beat the Hettinger-Scranton Bears, 10-0 in five innings on Tuesday, Aug. 1, to win the Babe Ruth State Championship. The Eagles had 10 runs, five hits and no errors. The Bears had no runs, two hits and four errors.
“This is pretty amazing really,” Eagles pitcher Grant Romfo said. “Coming back from that first loss, I didn’t know if we could really do it. It was a lot of games. And we just knew we had to play our baseball and get it done.” Romfo pitched five innings with five strikeouts and gave up two hits.
The Eagles had to battle back from a first round loss to Thompson on Friday, which sent the team to the losers bracket.
“In the Thompson game, those were the best pitchers we’ve seen. It was a little bit hard to adjust,” Logan Harder, who scored the winning run, said. “Everybody piled on me.”
“These guys… they’re relentless,” assistant coach Logan Waslaski said after the game. “We knew at the start of the whole thing we faced a really good pitcher on Friday night and after the game we just preached that we’ve got deep pitching, we are set to go, there’s nothing we can’t do here. They lost the first game of the season and won 19 in a row. We knew we could get it done.” The Eagles won the next six games in a row to win the tournament.
“I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys,” head coach Kade Pengilly said. “They’re well trained in spring baseball and it went right into the summer.”
Harder went one-for-three with a single and two RBIs, while Logan Feil was one-for-two, adding an RBI double. Cooper Zimmer went two-for-three.