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Legion baseball: West Fargo claims Gopher Classic championship

The Patriots defeated St. Michael-Albertville in five innings in the title game on Tuesday after dispatching Team Manitoba in the semifinals.

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MINNETONKA — West Fargo is the champion of the Gopher Classic Legion baseball tournament.

The Patriots defeated Team Manitoba 7-4 in Tuesday's morning semifinals before swatting away St. Michael-Albertville 10-1 in five innings in the afternoon championship game.

In the title game, the Patriots trailed 1-0 after three innings but all but iced the win with a nine-run fourth inning. They scored a run in the fifth to put the game away.

Griffen Staahl was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs, and Trey Stocker was 2 for 4 with a double and he drove in two runs.

Casey Clemenson had a hit and two RBIs and Evan Berg doubled and drove in a run. Matt Heupel and Konner Entz both had hits and RBIs, and Cooper Borchardt and Peyton Janzi had the Patriots' other hits.

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Carter Ohleen went the distance for the win. He allowed one run on two hits, walking two and striking out one.

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