New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Sox headed to Watford for state Babe Ruth


July 22, 2019

Erik Gjovik

The SNR Black Sox Babe Ruth team celebrate their District 2 championship following a 9-0 win over Rugby in the final. Back row, left to right: Statistician Gary Lindquist, DJ Mudgett, Hunter Jacobson, Johnny Grann, Nick Berglund, Alex Harrison, Caden Price, Koby Duda and Trevor Waldo. Front row: Kaden Jensen, Kadon Hilbert, Connor Knatterud, Luke Yri, Preston Price, Keaton Cudworth, Haydon Meier and batboy Alex Knatterud.

In the end, the aggregate talent level on the SNR Black Sox Babe Ruth team outmatched the rest of District 2 and made the ultimate tournament result feel like more of a coronation than anything.

But try telling that to a group of kids making the program's first earned state tournament berth in 17 years, and the first utilizing exclusively home-grown players. The Black Sox rode the fastball of A...

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