Friday's metro high school baseball roundup
West Fargo 11, Devils Lake 4
FARGO — West Fargo poured on the offense early and coasted to an Eastern Dakota Conference win over Devils Lake on Friday at Starion Field.
The Packers took an 8-0 lead through four innings, then answered Devils Lake’s four-run fifth with three more runs in the home half of the inning.
West Fargo’s Aiden Wolf was 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, and Brady Medina had two hits and drove in two runs. Peyton Jantzi also had two hits and Matt Heupel singled and drove in a run.
Heupel got the win, working four scoreless innings. He gave up three hits and struck out five. Caleb Anderson pitched no-hit ball the final two innings, striking out three.
West Fargo improved to 9-3 overall and 6-0 in the EDC.
Fargo North 2, 5, Valley City 0, 2
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Fargo North rallied for the win in the last inning of Game 2 to complete the sweep of Valley City in a Friday doubleheader.
In Game 2, which was a nonconference matchup, North (9-5, 4-2 EDC) trailed 2-1 heading into the fifth and final inning, but scored four runs in the top of the inning. The Hi-Liners put two runners on in the bottom of the fifth, but North got two flyouts to end the game.
North’s Kaden Kvidera had three hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Danny Boutain, Will Bachman, who doubled, and Aaron Breitbach all drove in runs. Three North pitchers held the Hi-Liners to two runs on four hits and combined to strike out five.
In a Game 1 pitchers’ duel, Kvidera pitched four-hit ball over six innings, striking out 11. Breitbach pitched the seventh, striking out two. Valley City’s Ethan Miller worked four innings of perfect ball, striking out two. Braxton Jorissen went three innings, allowing both North runs, and took the loss.
North scored both its runs in the sixth playing small ball. Joey Bjorkman walked and took second on a passed ball. Nolan Astrup entered as a pinch runner and scored on a bunt single by Connor Holm, who took second on the throw. Boutain then bunted and reached on a Valley City error, with Holm coming around to score on the play.
Wahpeton 8, Fargo Davies 1
FARGO — Jaden King was 2-for-5 and drove in a run in Wahpeton’s win over the Eagles on Friday.
Davies’ Blake Chase was 3-for-3 and Trent Laughlin went 2-for-3.
Wahpeton improved to 7-8 overall and 3-3 in the EDC, while Davies dropped to 0-8 overall and 0-6 in the EDC.
Devils Lake 4, Fargo South 0
FARGO — Devils Lake notched a shutout victory over Fargo South at Starion Field.
Max Kirkeby went 2 for 4 to lead the Bruins. Abram Anderson doubled, and Michael Grensteiner, Anthony Erickson and Carson Shiek each added a hit.
Beau Brodina had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Firebirds.
Devils Lake improved to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in the EDC. South fell to 1-9 overall and 1-5 in the conference.
Moorhead 12, Barnesville 0
MOORHEAD — The Spuds rolled to a five-inning shutout victory over Barnesville at Matson Field.
Carter Heinsch went 2 for 2 with a three-run home run for the Spuds. Brett Letness belted a two-run homer. Zach Taft finished 3 for 3 with a run and three RBIs. Aaron Reierson had two hits and two runs scored, while Wyatt Tweet and Carson Zimmel each knocked in a run.
Spuds starter Ignacio Delgado notched the complete-game shutout, striking out four and surrendering six hits.
Travis Affield and Bryce Krueger each had two hits for the Trojans.
Moorhead improved to 5-4 overall, while Barnesville dropped to 0-5.
D-G-F 23, 12, Frazee 5, 16
GLYNDON, Minn. — Frazee rebounded from a big loss in the first game to take Game 2 and earned a split in a doubleheader against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Friday.
In Game 2, the teams were tied 10-10 after four innings, but Frazee scored four runs in the fifth and added single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to lock up the win.
Frazee’s Scott Seim was 4 for 5 and drove in five runs, while Derek Zitzow had two hits and drove in three runs.
D-G-F’s Grant Adnerson had four hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Austin Anderson was 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs. Kolton Wagner had two hits and drove in two runs and Jordan Summers had a double among his two hits.
In the first game, the Rebels’ thrashing of Frazee included 18 hits and a 12-run fourth inning.
Kayden Camacho had four hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in five runs. Jordan Summers had four hits, including two doubles, and also drove in five runs.
Carson Berreth homered and drove in two runs. Grant Anderson, Owen Hoover and Kaden Altobelli, who tripled, all had two hits and drove in two runs.
D-G-F is now 6-3 overall while Frazee is 3-4 overall.