Henning, Battle Lake to host state tournament

The Otter Tail Central 13U Babe Ruth team defeated Rothsay by a score of 3-2 in a pitchers dual recently. OTC pitchers allowed just three hits to Rothsay.

Dawson Bushman toed the rubber for OTC and lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out six.

Oien led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Rothsay 15u. The righty surrendered two runs on four hits over six innings, striking out four. 

OTC totaled four hits in the game. Baker and Robinson each racked up multiple hits for the Bulldogs. Robinson and Baker all had two hits to lead the way.

Trinity Baker earned the win as she was the pitcher of record as the Bulldogs won in the bottom of the seventh inning.  

In the sixth inning the Bulldogs were trailing 2-1 when Landon Leitch toed the batters box and bunted Jack Robinson home to tie the game 2-2.  Then Trinity Baker went to the mound in the seventh inning and performed really well.  

OTC went to the bottom of the seventh inning with a lot of energy and confidence. William Schwartz started the inning by inducing a walk and then stole second base and moved to third on a wild pitch.  

Max Grove also earned a walk then stole second base. With only one out and Bulldogs with two runners in scoring position they decide to squeeze bunt.  The action forced a wild pitch and OTC scored to earn the victory. 

OTC completed their regular season with an overall record of 8-12 and a league record of 3-3 taking fourth seed in the district tournament. 

OTC will host the state tournament at both Henning and Battle Lake on July 21 and 22 and then on the 23 and 24 Henning will be the only site.  


OTC stayed in it until the end, but Parkers Prairie pulled away late in a 7-3 victory on Thursday.

The game was tied at 3-3 with Parkers Prairie batting in the top of the ninth inning when Merick singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

OTC lost despite out-hitting Parkers Prairie 16-7.

The Bulldogs opened up an early lead in the first inning when Hoyt doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. In the bottom of the sixth inning, OTC tied things up at 3-3 when Hoyt drove in one when Hoyt singled.

Nolan was the winning pitcher for Parkers Prairie. The hurler went 1 2/3 innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out one and walking one.

Grove took the loss for OTC as he lasted 1 2/3 innings, allowing one hit and four runs while striking out two.

Bushman started the game for OTC and lasted four and a third innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out eight

OTC tallied 16 hits. Baker, Schmieg, Ravenscraft, and Hoyt all collected multiple hits for the Bulldogs.