Here are some more photos of the Spearville WindDawgs, a baseball team in southwest Kansas that Roto-Mix and other businesses sponsored over the summer.
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.
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.
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.
The Spearville Winddawgs played in a two-day tournament this past weekend in Hays, Kan. It was an HBA Tournament with six different teams.
The teams included:
- Hays Braves
- Lexington Dirt Devils
- SW Hitters
- Goodland Grizzlies
- Spearville Winddawgs
Roto-Mix is a proud sponsor of the Winddawgs. Daulton Warden, #17, is the grandson of Roto-Mix employee Evelyn Wilson.
On Saturday, April 20, the Winddawgs played the Hays Braves and won 9-5. The Winddawgs then played the Lexington Dirt Devils and won that game 9-7.
On Sunday, April 21, the Winddawgs played the SW Hitters and won 8-7.
Then the championship game was last. The Winddawgs played the Hays Braves again and lost in a heart breaker, 12-2.
The Winddawgs finished the weekend with 3 wins and 1 loss, to take second place overall.
The next tournament is in Dodge City on April 27-28.