Here’s an update from Wally Stimpert, WindDawgs coach and Roto-Mix employee.
The WindDawgs played in an NBC “Hap” Dumont Featured Points Tournament on June 22-23 in Hays, Kan. There were seven teams in the 13-year-old bracket and included: Lawrence Knights, Hays Stampede, Southwest Hitters, Salina Dirt Dawgs, Hays Braves and Salina Irish.
The WindDawgs played the Southwest Hitters in their first game on Saturday and we won 10-8. Our second game of the day was played against the Hays Braves and we won that game 8-0. In our third game of the day we played the Salina Irish and beat them 6-4.
On Sunday bracket play began and we were the top seeded team, which gave us a first round bye.
Our first game on Sunday was against the Salina Irish and we won that game 8-7 in the bottom of the last inning with a walk off single.
Our final game of the day was the championship game and we played the Hays Braves again. We ended up losing this game with a score of 14-7.
We want to congratulate all the kids on having a successful season and playing hard. I’m sure they will all do well in whatever they set out to do. They have all learned to work hard and play hard.
We also want to congratulate Jordan Knight on his two “Over The Fence” home runs this weekend. He hit one against the Southwest Hitters on Saturday and one in our final game Sunday against the Hays Braves.
We would also like to thank all of our sponsors which include: Kansas City Power & Light, Roto-Mix, Scott’s Auto Shop, Kansas State Troopers Association, Spearville Truck Stop, Brian & Jill Lewis, Bucklin Tractor & Implement (BTI) and Nau Farms.
Here’s an update from Wally Stimpert, who works at Roto-Mix and also coaches the Spearville WindDawgs, a 13-year-old baseball team in southwest Kansas.
The Roto-Mix sponsored Spearville WindDawgs played in the Wild West Shootout in Dodge City last weekend. There were seven teams in the 13-year-old bracket. The teams included: South West Hitters, Goodland Grizzlies, Liberal Rattlers, Rice County Rattlers, Dodge City Young Guns and the Larned Panthers.
The WindDawgs placed second in this tournament.
On Saturday the WindDawgs played the Goodland Grizzlies and won 9-1. The WindDawgs then played the South West Hitters and lost 6-4.
On Sunday The WindDawgs played their first game at 8:30 a.m. against the Larned Panthers and won 11-1. The second game was played at 12:30 p.m. against the Rice County Rattlers and we won 12-2. Our last game was the championship game at 6:30 p.m. against the South West Hitters and the WindDawgs lost 7-4.
The WindDawgs are now 13-13 for the season. The last tournament for this year is in Hays.
This week we’re at the Farm Progress Hay Expo in Waukon, Iowa. The show runs Wednesday and Thursday.
If you want more information, here’s the Farm Progress Hay Expo’s website.
Here’s some background information on the show’s location: Regancrest Holsteins to host Farm Progress Hay Expo.
See you there!
On the weekend of June 8-9 the Roto-Mix sponsored WindDawgs played in the Cowboy Challenge tournament in Dodge City. There were four teams in the tournament: Finney County; Dodge City Young Guns; Pueblo, Colorado; and the Spearville WindDawgs
The WindDawgs played the first game on Saturday against the Pueblo Colorado Cyclones and won 8-4. The second game of the day was cancelled because of rain.
On Sunday the WindDawgs’ first game of bracket play was against the Dodge City Young Guns. The WindDawgs won that game 11-4.
The third game was for the tournament first and second place. The WindDawgs ended up playing Pueblo again and lost a very close game 5-3.
The next tournament is in Dodge City again this weekend, June 15-16.
Roto-Mix President Mike Hilderbrand is participating in a fundraiser this year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Here’s a letter from Mike:
I am being arrested again this year and sent to jail on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and I need your help to raise my bail. While it’s not a real jail, it’s even more important as I’m raising bail to help children and adults with muscle disease nationwide who are supported by the vital work of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Last year, Roto-Mix was the #1 fundraiser in Ford County, KS and the money raised was used to send two children to the MDA’s special summer camp. In fact, last year Roto-Mix did such a good job of raising funds that this year MDA has doubled my bail.
I might not be able to rely on my good looks or good behavior to get out so that’s why I need your help – I need you to donate to my bail! Just go to the link below and click on the donation button to make a secure donation – I know that together we’ll Make a Muscle and Make a Difference in the fight against muscle disease.
Please help. I have only 2 days to raise my bail. Roto-Mix will match your contribution dollar for dollar, and will I will make a personal contribution that matches yours as well, meaning every dollar you contribute will become $3 to MDA. Your participation is, of course, totally optional – but even just a few dollars would go a long way.
Help me make a difference in helping these kids who are up against so much in life. But please hurry, because they are coming to take me away any minute!
Thank-you on behalf of MDA and the kids.
Here’s a video from Beef Empire Days in Garden City. Enjoy!
The Roto-Mix sponsored Spearville WindDawgs have been busy over the last few weeks.
Here’s an update from Wally Stimpert, who coaches the WindDawgs (and is Roto-Mix’s Manager-Distributor and Government Markets).
Last weekend (June 1-2), the WindDawgs traveled to Great Bend. They played against Larned and the WindDawgs won 11-5. The second game of the day was played against the Salina Diamondbacks and Salina won, 11-6. The third game was played on June 2 against the McPherson Bullpups and McPherson won, 11-4.
On the weekend of May 18 the WindDawgs played in a 14-year-old tournament in Dodge City. There were not enough 13-year-old teams to have that age group bracket, so the WindDawgs played up in age.
The first game on May 18 was against Lamar, Colo. Lamar won 12-1. The second game of the day was against the Amarillo Storm, and Amarillo won 14-0.
The third game was played on May 19 against the NW Kansas Drillers, out of Hays. The Winddawgs won that game 13-6.
The final game of the weekend was against the Amarillo Havoc and Amarillo won 16-4.
Stimpert said the 14-year-old teams were very good teams.
“We are proud of the boys for sticking it out and coming away with at least one victory,” Stimpert said.
The WindDawgs have 8 wins and 10 losses so far this season.
We had a great time at Beef Empire Days in Garden City. We served about 500 steaks today at the Roto-Mix Cattlemen’s Steak Cookout.
Here are some pictures!