A big second inning fueled the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs to an 8-3 win over the Hastings Sodbusters Wednesday at Duncan Field.
You know what they say: Go to the ballpark enough and you’ll see something you’ve never witnessed before.
The Hastings Sodbusters hosted the Fremont Moo for the final time during the regular season Wednesday night at Duncan Field. And the two teams made sure the spectators got their money’s worth.
After seeing a combined 33 runs on the scoreboard after the last two games, the Hastings Sodbusters were more than happy seeing eight zeroes in the visitor’s linescore Tuesday.
So this is what the battle for the Clark Division is going to look like.
Saturday’s doubleheader sweep was the perfect gift under the Christmas tree for the Hastings Sodbusters, who not only extended their win streak to four games but also took over first place in the Clark Division.
Hastings was stone-cold frozen at the plate Friday night in its return home from a six-game road trip, where the Sodbusters went 5-1.
FREMONT — The Hastings Sodbusters fell on the road in the series finale against the Fremont Moo, dropping the game 18-4.
There aren’t too many other ways to describe the type of baseball game that was the nightcap of the Hastings Sodbusters’ doubleheader with the Casper Horseheads Monday at Duncan Field.
Sodbusters head coach Ryan McClaran was unimpressed with the team's effort in game one of Monday's doubleheader.
The Sodbusters bullpen imploded and a late rally fell short Saturday night at Duncan Field as the Fremont Moo earned the franchise's first-ever victory.
Year two of the Hastings Sodbusters couldn’t have started off any better.
In the Sodbusters’ inaugural season last year, the home crowd got a kick out of getting to watch Hastings natives Brooks Asher and Vinny Schmidt play on the same field they competed on throughout high school.
I remember Sodbusters opening day a year ago as one of the more enjoyable days of my 23 years on this earth. (I’m young and better days are ahead, I know.)
Last year was a roller coaster for the Sodbusters. Owner and General Manager Bryan Frew will tell you that, too.
When Bryan Frew took on the responsibility of owning and operating a summer collegiate baseball franchise, he was the youngest general manager and owner in the Expedition League.
As the fall sports season begins, it’s only right to close the door on summer and the experience I had working concurrently for the Hastings Sodbusters baseball team of the Expedition League as well as the Tribune.
GERING — The inaugural Expedition League season is over for the Hastings Sodbusters, who suffered a 7-2 loss in the Clark Division championship to the Western Nebraska Pioneers on Tuesday night.
It took 11 innings, but the Hastings Sodbusters walked off against the Casper Horseheads 6-5 in the penultimate game of the regular season.
For six innings the Hastings Sodbusters pitching duo of Trey Kissack and Vinny Schmidt shut down the Casper Horseheads. If either gave up a walk, the Hastings defense was there to turn a double play. If the defense made an error, the pitchers were able to work around it.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — A day after clinching the second and final playoff spot in the Clark Division, the Hastings Sodbusters had a bit of fun but ended up on the wrong end of the scoreboard.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — The Hastings Sodbusters accomplished two things with their win Tuesday night against the Hub City Hotshots.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — The Hastings Sodbusters left 11 men on base over the course of nine innings Monday night against the Hub City Hotshots.
PIERRE, S.D. — The Hastings Sodbusters are doing everything they can to maintain their 3 1/2 game lead over the Spearfish Sasquatch and earn a wildcard playoff spot.
PIERRE, S.D. — While Friday night was Anthony Dominguez’s breakout offensive performance for Hastings, Saturday was Jackson Back’s night on the mound for the Pierre Trappers in a 4-0 defeat of the Sodbusters in game two of a three-game series.
PIERRE, S.D. — Anthony Dominguez was the star of the night for the Hastings Sodbusters in an 8-7 nail-biting win over the Pierre Trappers Friday.
The Hastings Sodbusters were rained out on Wednesday against Hub City, so Thursday called for a pair of seven-inning affairs.
Adams County Fairfest ended on Sunday, but the Hub City Hotshots wanted to join in on the fun a few days late. The Hotshots turned the base paths at Duncan Field into a carousel, scoring 16 runs on 17 hits and beating the Sodbusters in game one of a three-game set.
There are just three weeks left in the inaugural Expedition League season, and the Hastings Sodbusters (24-28) remain in playoff contention. Despite Sunday’s game against Pierre being an interdivisional matchup, a win never hurts any team, especially when it’s the fourth-straight. Hastings d…
The Hastings Sodbusters are in the midst of a much-needed home stand. Even better, they’re playing opponents somewhat foreign to them in the Hub City Hotshots and the Pierre Trappers.
Sometimes in life you get thrown a curveball that buckles your knees and catches you so off guard that your adrenaline flies off the charts.
Sodbusters and the Western Nebraska Pioneers, it was the same story just on a different night.
Hastings battled to keep its four-game winning streak alive, but the Western Nebraska Pioneers held off a late Sodbuster rally to take yet another game between the two teams.
SPEARFISH, S.D. — Don’t look now, but the Hastings Sodbusters are in sole possession of second place in the Clark Division of the Expedition League.
SPEARFISH, S.D. — Hastings entered Saturday night's ballgame just one game back of Spearfish for second place in the Clark Division. After a brief rain delay suspended the game after the first inning, the Sodbusters kept the storm coming with timely hits as they fought their way to an 8-7 vi…
SPEARFISH, S.D. — An early scoring outburst and two late-inning insurance runs propelled the Hastings Sodbusters over the Spearfish Sasquatch 9-7 in game one of a three-game set Friday night at Black Hills Energy Stadium.
Trey Kissack is at a point in his baseball career where he’s content, but not satisfied.
The Hastings Sodbusters’ pitching staff just can’t seem to stay healthy. The Busters will now be without two more arms, one of which will miss the remainder of the season.
CASPER, Wyo. — For a second straight night, late-inning drama stole the show at Mike Lansing Field in Casper, Wyo., in game two between the Sodbusters and Horseheads.
Jason Stein spent almost the entire first half of the inaugural Expedition League season professing his extensive hitting knowledge to the Hastings Sodbusters players and opponents alike.
GERING — After Friday's pitching disaster where Hastings walked a season-high 15 Western Nebraska hitters, the Sodbusters defense was the cause of defeat on Saturday.
GERING — Western Nebraska is and has been the Sodbusters kryptonite. After Friday night's 12-8 defeat, Hastings has lost 10 of the 13 games it has played against the Pioneers.
Hastings Sodbusters starter Trey Kissack is tired of playing Western Nebraska. After making his fourth consecutive start against the Pioneers, he’ll be the first to say so.
With fireworks booming all around Duncan Field in celebration of Independence Day, the Hastings Sodbusters had little spark to their offense against the tough pitching staff of the Western Nebraska Pioneers.
Home runs were few and far between in the early going of Monday’s inaugural Expedition League Home Run Derby, but they came in bunches in the finals.
Grab your Santa hat and your ball glove, as the Hastings Sodbusters and the Tribune are celebrating Christmas in July.
The first-ever Expedition League All-Star Game at Duncan Field had it all. The league’s best pitchers were sharp, the most talented hitters from both divisions came through in the clutch several times, both defenses made the game a real-life highlight reel, and all eight teams’ mascots sprin…
Buy your peanuts and Cracker Jacks, Monday will be the inaugural Expedition League Home Run Derby and All-Star game and it will be played at Duncan Field.
The all-star break is officially in session. Sunday was supposed to be a built-in off-day and travel day in the Expedition League, but thanks to Mother Nature, the series finale between the Spearfish Sasquatch and the Hastings Sodbusters couldn’t be played Saturday.
Happy birthday, Alec Lee.