Local athlete to play in BR World Series


August 7, 2019

Tyson Nicholson pitches at Lake Roosevelt High School for the Raiders - Jacob Wagner photo

A local athlete will be competing in the Babe Ruth World Series in Bismarck, North Dakota this week.

Tyson Nicholson, who will be a sophomore at Lake Roosevelt High School this coming school year, plays for the Columbia Basin Riverdogs as one of their starting pitchers. 

The Riverdogs compete in the 13- to 15-year-old category and beat Glacier, Montana 7-1 in the regional tournament championship game. Nicholson pitched four innings, striking out seven batters to help advance the team to the World Series. 

"My mind was racing through all the different possibilities of the game," he told the Tribal Tribune. "I was feeling confident that we were going to win the regional tournament." 

The Riverdogs will represent the Pacific Northwest in Bismarck Aug. 8-15, competing with the Bismarck team, as well as with teams from the Southwest, the Ohio Valley, and even China.

"It's an unreal feeling," Nicholson told the Tribune. "I am very joyful to do so since I know this is an opportunity not many people get to experience."

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