Grand Forks Red River uses late comeback to knock off Fargo Davies in EDC tourney

FARGO – Fargo Davies committed seven errors and watched a 5-0 lead disappear and turn into an 8-6 loss to Grand Forks Red River on Friday at Jack Williams Stadium in the Eastern Dakota Conference baseball tournament. Davies took a 5-0 lead into the fourth, but three errors in the inning pulled the Roughriders within 5-3. Carter Sanden’s single plated a run to put Davies up 6-3, but GFRR scored three in the bottom of the sixth to tie it.

The sixth began with a bloop single, a walk and an infield single to cut the lead to 6-4. Jayce Turner put down a bunt single and Davies threw it into the outfield to make it a 6-5 game. A dropped ball on a toss to first on a grounder with two outs allowed GFRR to tie it at 6-6.

GFRR didn’t need any errors in the seventh. Three singles and bases-loaded walks to Eric Leach and Danny Iverson put the Roughriders up 8-6.

Colin Hennessy came in and got a 1-2-3 seventh to lock down the save and send GFRR to state.

Roughridgers will play the Packers at 4 p.m. on Saturday for the EDC title and Davies will try to keep it's season alive and get to state against Grand Forks Central 40 minutes after the 11 a.m. game ends.

Murphy has covered sports in Chicago, Minnesota and North Dakota since 2009, working for The Forum since 2012. Contact: or 701-241-5548
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