It was a great night for baseball in Dickinson, as one of its stars, Troy Berg, was named the Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year. He was one of two high school baseball players in North Dakota to earn the award. Along with Berg, Dickinson’s Riley Wayne Quick also garnered Class 7A pitcher of the year honors. And Dickinson’s Trinity returns a top pitcher.
Dickinson’s Troy Berg named Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year
The Dickinson High School baseball team has honored a student-athlete with the national Gatorade Award: Troy Berg of Dickinson. Berg won the honor for North Dakota, and is one of only a handful of students to be honored with this award. The senior is a member of the National Honor Society, has a 3.92 GPA, and has tallied up 10 stolen bases in 23 games. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, and is an active volunteer baseball coach for athletes with special needs. He will continue his academic career at the University of Jamestown.
Dickinson’s Riley Wayne Quick earns Class 7A pitcher of the year honors
With the baseball season beginning in just under a month, MaxPreps has launched its preseason coverage with a look at the state’s best teams. Dickinson has four returning all-state selections and Riley Wayne Quick, a 6-foot-1 junior pitcher who went 9-2 last year and struck out 116 batters over seven0.2 innings. The Husky also returns five top nine hitters and has a talented junior class.
Quick’s ace-level performance was complemented by her stellar defense. The team threw a four-hitter against Faith Academy in game one, but her offense didn’t have a single baserunner. In game two, she allowed two hits and two runs in three innings and struck out seven batters. Herndon Akridge pitched two innings, while Brayden Baggett faced three batters in an inning.
Coaches’ Children Scholarships will be awarded to students of AHSADCA members. Other recipients of this honor include: Heaven Rozier, Alexandria Wiggins, and Bailey Ryan Price. Other recipients include: Jadie Burney, Christian Rodriguez, and Mary Elizabeth Laatsch. Dickinson’s Riley Wayne Quick also won the AHSADCA Coaches’ Children Scholarship, which goes to the children of members of the association.
Dickinson’s Trinity returns a top pitcher
The baseball team from Dickinson is headed back to Florida for a four-game homestand that starts Friday. Dickinson lost their first game of the series, 11-2, but fought back to win the second game, 3-1, to get its season started on a positive note. The Red Devils are currently 8-3 overall. Dickinson is coming off of a tough season, and Trinity is hoping to take advantage of that.
The Rams are perennial top contenders in the Sooner State and feature a top-rated junior class, featuring six of the state’s top 30 players. Dickinson also returns a top pitcher, Korbyn Dickerson, as well as a top outfielder, Jonathan Stokley. Dickinson’s Trinity also returns two key players in junior class – Matt Klein and Noble Meyer.
Kelly, a right-handed pitcher, has a 4.5-earned-run average and is a consensus All-American. He pitched in relief his junior and senior years and was second in the ACC in strikeouts. He pitched a no-hitter on his final start against Wake Forest and struck out 16 batters in the process. He was also a finalist for the NCBWA stopper of the year award.