Roughriders top Bismarck, clinch No. 1 seedMINOT — Eric Seiler hit a home run and pitched six solid innings to help the Dickinson Roughriders land the No. 1 seed in this week’s Class A American Legion baseball tournament in Wahpeton.
MINOT — Eric Seiler hit a home run and pitched six solid innings to help the Dickinson Roughriders land the No. 1 seed in this week’s Class A American Legion baseball tournament in Wahpeton.
The Roughriders topped the Bismarck Governors 11-1 in six innings in their final game of the State Seeding Tournament.
Seiler tossed a four-hitter, striking out three and allowing just one run in the third inning. He went 2-for-2 at the plate, adding a double while driving in three runs.
His homer was a two-run shot down the right-field line in the second inning.
It followed Ben Herauf’s three-run homer in the first that helped give the Roughriders a 6-0 lead after two innings.
Herauf ended up driving in another run, as did Conner McNeilly, who went 2-for-4.
Cole Frenzel also drove in two runs. He was put out on fielder’s choices on both at-bats.
Dickinson (33-9) now faces eighth-seeded Wahpeton in the opening round of the state tournament. Wahpeton has not beaten a North Dakota team this season and qualified for the tournament only because it is the host.
Tyler Peterson and Alex Deyle each went 2-for-3 for the Governors while Hunter Johnson drove in a run. Zach Lardy pitched three innings for Bismarck and took the loss.
Dickinson 424 001 — 11 12 0
Bismarck 001 000 — 1 4 1
Zach Lardy and Matt Chuppe (4), Kevin Sanford (5), and Taylor Isakson. Eric Seiler and Michael Steve. W–Seiler. L–Lardy. HR–D, Seiler, Ben Herauf.
Highlights: D, Seiler 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 K; 2-for-2, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, Herauf 2-for-3, HR, 4 RBI, Connor McNeilly, 2-for-4, RBI, run; Cole Frenzel 2 RBI, run. B, Tyler Peterson 2-for-3, run scored; Alex Deyle, 2-for-3; Jacob Hruby, 1-for-1; Hunter Johnson, RBI.
Records: Dickinson 33-9.
Class A, State Seeding Tournament
At Corbett Field, Minot (all times Central)
Bismarck 7, Fargo 3
Dickinson 20, Williston 8
Minot 8, Dickinson 5
Dickinson 12, Fargo 7
Bismarck 8, Minot 6
Williston 9, Minot 4
Minot 6, Fargo 3
Williston 6, Fargo 3
Williston 4, Bismarck 3
Dickinson 11, Bismarck 1
Seeds: 1, Dickinson. 2, Williston. 3, Bismarck. 4, Minot. 5, Fargo.
State Class A Tournament
At John Randall Field, Wahpeton
(All games scheduled for 9 innings)
1) No. 2 Williston vs. No. 7 West Fargo, 11 a.m.
2) No. 3 Bismarck vs. No 6 Mandan, 2 p.m.
3) No. 4 Minot vs. No. 5 Fargo, 5 p.m.
4) No. 1 Dickinson vs. No. 8 Wahpeton, 8 p.m.
5) Game 1loser vs. Game 2 loser, 11 a.m.
6) Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m.
7) Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5 p.m.
8) Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m.
9) Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser, 1 p.m.
10) Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 4 p.m.
11) Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 7 p.m.
12) Game 9 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 1 p.m.
13) Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 4 p.m.
14) Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner, 1 p.m.
Championship teams, 4 p.m.