The West Fargo Patriots defeated the Bismarck Governors 2-0 in the Class 2A Legion state tournament Saturday, July 31.

The West Fargo Patriots advanced to the tournament championship game — which they won 3-1 over Fargo Post 400 — and earned a spot in next week's Central Plains Regional in Sioux Falls.

In the same weekend, the West Fargo Aces fell after a series of losses during the Class A state Legion tournament in Jamestown, N.D.

Scoreless in the bottom of the fifth, Isaac Lossmore crushed a three-run homer to propel Wahpeton to the win, cementing its position in the tournament’s driver’s seat.

Caden Kappes started the fifth by drawing a walk and Gavin Schroeder singled to move him over, setting up Lossmore’s blast on a 1-0 offering from West Fargo’s Caleb Anderson, who was otherwise effective in the loss.

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Wahpeton starter Ethan Manock pitched a gem, surrendering six hits over seven shutout innings. He had two strikeouts.

The win essentially put Wahpeton into the state championship game, as it would have to be beaten twice in the final two days.

Wahpeton 3, West Fargo Aces 0

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Caleb Anderson, Leyton Hofland (5). Ethan Manock and Jackson Fliflet. W – Manock. L – Anderson.

Highlights: WF, Caleb Duerr 2-3, Mason Stoelting 1-4. Wahp, Isaac Lossmore 1-3, 3-run HR,

Gavin Schroeder 1-3, R, Caden Kappes 1-3, BB, R, Manock 7 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 2 K.

Records: WF N/A, Wahpeton 35-6.


Valley City 10, West Fargo Vets 6

Joseph Cummings belted a three-run double to tie the game in the sixth, and Gerhardt drew a bases-loaded walk for the eventual winning run in the top of the seventh as Valley City eliminated the West Fargo Vets.

Braxton Jorissen earned the win in relief, entering in the third and going the rest of the way.

Mitchel Taylor and Tate Sufficool each had a pair of hits for Valley City.

West Fargo was led at the plate by Max Burkhart’s two-RBI performance.

Valley City 10, West Fargo Vets 6

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Adam Bitz, Braxton Jorissen (3) and Joseph Cummings. Tanner Larson, Ethan Smith (6), Logan

Vangerud (7) and Peyton Jantzi. W – Jorissen. L – Larson.

Highlights: VC, Mitchel Taylor 2-4, 2 R, Tate Sufficool 2-4, R, 2 RBI, Cummings 1-3, 3 RBI, Bitz 1-

4, 2 RBI, Gavin Gerhardt 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB. WF, Max Burkhart 1-4, 2 RBI, James Hagen 1-3, R, RBI,

BB, Jantzi 1-3, double, BB.

Records: VC 17-19, WF Vets 25-15.