Thompson remains unbeaten at state legion tournament
Clay Odenbach and Jacob Dick combined to throw a no-hitter and pitch Thompson into the championship game of the North Dakota Class B American Legion baseball tournament.
Odenbach pitched the first three innings and Dick the final two as Thompson beat Velva 11-0 in Langdon on Friday in a matchup of the final two unbeatens in the double-elimination tournament.
Thompson clinched a spot in Sunday's championship game with the win.
Thompson supported its pitchers with 14 hits in the game, which was called after five innings by the 10-run rule. Tyler Hegg was 2-for-3 with a home run, driving in four runs, to lead the offense. Cadyn Schwabe also homered, driving home two runs, while Marcus Hughes and Braeden Amborn each had three hits.
In the loser-out round, Carrington eliminated Langdon 10-8. Carrington took control early with four runs in the top of the first inning and five more in the second for a 9-2 lead.
Langdon outhit Carrington 13-10, but three Langdon errors led to four Carrington unearned runs. Simon Romfo and Conner Tetrault each had three hits to lead Langdon. Kyle Leapaldt and Seth Nelson hit home runs for Carrington.
N.D. Class A
Park River was knocked into the loser-out round of the Class A state tournament in Williston on Friday.
In a matchup of the two remaining unbeatens in the double-elimination tournament, the Fargo Bombers handed Park River an 8-5 loss. Park River led 5-0 after two innings, but the Bombers scored twice in the third inning, then erupted for six runs in the fourth inning.
Jacob Erovick, Tom Magnusson, Adam Zavalney and Nate Zavalney each had two hits for Park River, with Adam Zavalney hitting a home run.
In the Class A loser-out round, Grafton stayed alive with a 7-2 win against Jamestown.
Grafton took the lead for good with a pair of two-out rallies, with two runs in the second inning and another run in the third.
Joe Larson, Todd Anderson and Riley Hanson each had two hits to lead Grafton's offense.
Minn. Division II
A big third inning sparked Stephen-Argyle to a 9-4 win against Springfield on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota Division II state tournament at Pelican Rapids.
The Storm erased a 2-0 deficit by scoring six runs in the top of the third inning. Isaac Mills had a two-run single and Hunter Roller drove in a run with a single to highlight the outburst. Ashten Safranski's two-run double in the fourth inning increased the S-A lead to 8-2.
Mills picked up the pitching win. Hunter Safranski closed, recording the final four outs, three of them by strikeouts.
Stephen-Argyle rapped 15 hits in the game, with Mills, T.J. Bowman, Dawson Feuillerat and Collin Neuschwander getting two each to lead the way.