Smittys Open With Wednesday Split




LISBON, ND ( – The Aberdeen Smittys opened up their 2024 legion baseball season on Wednesday night up in Lisbon, ND and they picked up a split. In game one, the offense came out hot with a three-spot in the top of the first inning + adding five more in the top of the second inning to build a comfortable lead. At the dish, Phillip Zens went 2-4 with 3RBI and a run scored. Casey Vining also got into the fold, going 2-5 with a run scored & 2RBI. The Smittys were very patient at the plate, as they drew 13 walks in the victory. On the hill, Cooper Eisenbeisz picked up the win, he went four & two thirds innings and scattered six hits and five runs, while striking out six. In relief, Phillip Zens was just about lights-out. He struck out seven Lisbon hitters over 2 and a third innings of work.

In game two, the Smittys fell 4-3 to Lisbon in just a five inning affair. Donnie Soderlund took the loss on the hill, going three innings and surrendering four hits & four runs, but none of them were earned & he also struck out six. The Aberdeen defense struggled in game two, notching four errors in the field. Offensively, Aberdeen got RBI’s from Casey Vining & Grant Beyer. The same two teams will play again this coming Sunday at noon & 2p at Fossum Field for an afternoon twinbill.


Aberdeen Smittys  11 – WP: Cooper Eisenbeisz 4.2IP. 6H. 5R. 4ER. 6K. Phillip Zens 2-4, 3RBI.

Lisbon (ND)              6 F/7innings

[Game 1]


Aberdeen Smittys   3 – LP: Donnie Soderlund 3IP. 4H. 4R. 0ER. 6K. Casey Vining 1-2 RBI.

Lisbon (ND)              4 F/5innings

[Game 2]



[other HS baseball of note]

Redfield Muskrats    4 –LP: Kevin Weller 6IP. 8H. 8R. 5ER. 7BB. 0K. Elijah Morrissette 3-3, 4RBI.

Groton Area Tigers  8 – WP: Jarrett Erdmann 2IP. 0H. 3BB. 6K. ND: Dillon Abeln 5IP. 6H. 4R. 2ER. 7K.