Hot Mic with Dom Izzo: North Dakota's college baseball studs

The Schwabe siblings highlight a talented core of North Dakota standouts

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You may have missed it over the weekend, but there were two remarkable achievements made by local athletes in college baseball.

First the Schwabe siblings from Thompson were a huge part of NDSU's first Summit League regular season conference title.

The Bison are the favorites to win the league tournament for a second straight year and three of their standout players hail from Thompson and West Fargo.

Many can lament if the baseball if North Dakota is any good, but those two are as good as an example that there are Division 1 players excelling here.

Then there's former Davies standout Cole Hage. Hage is wrapping up his sophomore year at Columbia in the Ivy League.


He's not part of the team for the Lions, he may be their best player!

After leading Fargo Post 2 to a runner up appearance at the Legion World Series in 2019, now he's got Columbia in the NCAA Tournament after picking up two hits in 3 RBI in the title game.

The season may be short in North Dakota, but we are seeing more evidence that the baseball players being produced here our as good as anywhere else.

Opinion by Dom Izzo
Dom Izzo is the Sports Director at WDAY-TV. He began working for WDAY in 2006 as the weekend sports anchor and was promoted to Sports Director in 2010.
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