MANDAN, N.D. — The top-seeded West Fargo Patriots surged back for a 14-6 victory over No. 3 seed Minot on Friday in the North Dakota Class 2A American Legion state baseball tournament semifinals at Veterans Memorial Ballpark.
The Patriots racked up 17 hits. Brayden Jacobson went 2-for-4, including a triple, with four RBIs and two runs scored to lead the way. Drew Clouse doubled and drove in three runs, and Quade Peters had a team-high four hits with an RBI and two runs. Lance Oster finished with two hits, two runs and two RBIs and Evan Berg totaled two hits, including a home run, with three runs. Anthony Villanueva and Nolan Dodds each had two hits and an RBI.
Minot erupted for six runs in the top of the second to take a 6-2 lead. West Fargo's Brennan Haman took the mound in relief the next inning and was nearly unhittable. Haman was credited with the win and tossed five shutout innings, giving up one hit with six strikeouts and no walks.
The Patriots will play Bismarck for the state championship at noon Saturday.