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The Hettinger/Scranton/Bowman/Lemmon Bears split a home doubleheader June 21, closing out their regular season before playing in the district playoff.

The Bears finished the regular season with a 15-10-2 record and opened the playoffs Monday (July 27) in Beulah. The team is a comprised of players from Bowman, Hettinger, Scranton and Lemmon (S.D.).

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Jacob Svihovec (20) jumps for first during Tuesday's battle with the visiting Knights of Belfield/South Heart. He didn't beat the throw. The Hettinger/Scranton/Bowman/Lemmon Bears split the Tuesday (July 21) doubleheader, winning 7-1 in the opener, then falling 4-2 in the second game.

Bears take opener

Jacob Svihovec opened the doubleheader by throwing a five-hitter in his 7-1 triumph over the Belfield/South Heart Knights.

Svihovec was aided by a six-run outburst in the second inning.

The scoring barrage followed a run scored by Warrick Dilse on Tanner DeFoe's RBI single which gave the hosts a 1-0 lead.

But the second inning outburst started with a double by Ty Warbis and a single by Brendan Rasmussen.

Connor Dilse hit into a fielder's choice forcing Rasmussen to be out at second, but scoring Cade Warbis, who came in as a courtesy runner.

Cam Wokal followed with an infield single that moved Connor Dilse to second, then scored on Svihovec's double to left field.

Warrick Dilse hit a 2 RBI single next, scoring both Wokal and Svihovec and giving the Bears a 5-0 lead with two outs.

Mason DeFoe hit a fly to center, scoring Warrick Dilse.

Bo Wilson doubled to score DeFoe.

Ty Warbis singled to move Wilson to third, but was then thrown out trying to steal second to end the inning with the Bears holding a 7-0 lead.

The Bears got the win, getting 13 hits off the Knights' pitcher in the five-inning contest.

DeFoe led the way, going 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBIs. Warrick Dilse also finished with 2 RBIs, while going 2 for 3 at the plate and scoring twice. Svihovec also was 2 for 3 at the plate, with one RBI and scoring once. Ty Warbis and Wokal both finished 1 for 2 at the plate scored once.

On the mound, Svihovec struck out five in five innings and walked on batter.

The Knights scored their only run in the top of the fourth inning when a runner scored on a passed ball.

For more see the full story in the July 31 edition of the Bowman County Pioneer.

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