New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Hooking a big fish: SNR survives error-filled opener, edges Watford City Walleyes


August 5, 2019

Erik Gjovik

All the athletes competing in the State Babe Ruth Tournament stand for recognition along the baselines during the Opening Ceremony at Rough Rider Center Field in Watford City.

The best baseball facility the Bakken oil boom could buy awaited the SNR Black Sox Babe Ruth team for their first Class B State Tournament appearance in 17 years.

An artificial turf field adjacent to the sparkling $100-plus million dollar Rough Rider Center in the eastern foothills on the edge of Watford City served as the showpiece for the host club as they took on the Black Sox in the final game of the day Friday night, July 26.

In a back-and-forth affair that wasn't as clean as SNR Coach Seth Soderholm would have hoped, the 'Sox spoiled the Watford City Walleye's tourney opener with a 9-...

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