East sweeps West on Day 1 of Class A state baseball tournament

MANDAN -- Wahpeton, the No. 3 seed from the East Region, had three insurance runs in the seventh inning to advance out of the quarterfinals of the Class A state baseball tournament.

MANDAN -- Wahpeton, the No. 3 seed from the East Region, had three insurance runs in the seventh inning to advance out of the quarterfinals of the Class A state baseball tournament.

The Huskies defeated Williston, the West Region's No. 2 seed, 7-3 in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Cole Gilles led Wahpeton (22-14), going 2-for-4 with a triple and a RBI. Alex Lunneborg supplied three hits and one RBI.

Tyler Gripentrog tossed seven innings, striking out 11 for the win.

Jacob Brokaw and Cory Vinger each had two hits to lead the Coyotes (12-20).


Wahpeton 010 021 3 -- 7 12 1

Williston 101 000 1 -- 3 8 3

W-Tyler Gripentrog. L-Oliver Sogard. HR-None.

Highlights: Wahpeton, Alex Lunneborg 3-for-4, RBI; Preston Kath 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; Cole Gilles 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; Cooper Krause 1-for-3, RBI; Seth Meide 1-for-3, RBI; Ethan Meide 1-for-4, run; Carson Miller 1-for-4, RBI; Jeremy Bontjes 1-for-4. Williston, Jacob Brokaw 2-for-3, run; Vinger 2-for-4, 2 runs; Sam Falcon 1-for-2, RBI; Seth Falcon 1-for-2; Jordan Axeness 1-for-3; Alexander Haaland 1-for-3.

Records: Wahpeton 22-14, Williston 12-20

West Fargo 10, St. Mary's 0 (5)

Landon Uetz homered and drove in five runs as East Region champion West Fargo powered past Bismarck St. Mary's in the quarterfinals.

Andy Young struck out six to pick up the complete-game victory in the five-inning game while Kory Wolden had a pair of doubles, a RBI and scored three runs for the Packers (31-5), who take on Wahpeton tonight in the semifinals.


The Saints (9-24) face Williston today in the consolation semifinals.

SM 000 00 -- 0 3 0

WF 340 03 -- 10 11 1

W-Andy Young. L-Trent Bohan. HR-Landon Uetz.

Highlights: SM, Trent Bohan 1-for-3; Andrew Thorson 1-for-2; Jacob Brucker 1-for-2. WF, Kory Wolden 2-for-3, 2 2B, RBI, 3 runs; Landon Uetz 4-for-4, HR, 5 RBI, 2 runs; Young 2-for-3, run, 5 IP, 6 K, 2 BB, 0 ER, 3 H; Tucker Bucholz 1-for-2, RBI; Camran Bonnema 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2B; Benjamin Huber 1-for-3, 2B, run.

Records: West Fargo 31-5, St. Mary's 9-24.

Fargo Shanley 1, Bismarck 0

Nicholas Salentine struck out eight and scattered five hits as Fargo Shanley blanked Bismarck in the quarterfinals to secure an East Region opening-round sweep.


Paul Rydell drove in Jacob Salentine for the Deacons' (21-16) only run in the second inning. Shanley plays Wahpeton at 3:30 p.m. today in the semifinals.

Andrew Dill pitched five innings, giving up four hits to take the loss for Bismarck, which faces Dickinson at 10:30 a.m. today in the consolation semifinals.

Bismarck 000 000 0 -- 0 5 2

Shanley 010 000 x -- 1 5 1

W-Nicholas Salentine. L-Andrew Dill. HR-None.

Highlights: B, Zach Schuchard 1-for-3; Kole Bauer 1-for-3; Andrew Dill 1-for-3; Austin Stewart 1-for-2; Brandon Gieszler 1-for-3. S, Jonathon Nygaard 1-for-3; Salentine 1-for-3, 7 IP, 5 H, 8 K, 1 BB, 1 HB, 0 ER; Jacob Salentine 1-for-3, run; Alex Widmer 1-for-3, 2B; Bradley Conant 1-for-2; Paul Rydell 0-for-2, RBI.

Records: Shanley 21-16, Bismarck 20-14.

Class A State Tournament


At Mandan Veterans Memorial Ballpark (all times MDT)

Games Thursday


1) Fargo Davies 2, Dickinson 0

2) Fargo Shanley 1, Bismarck High 0

3) West Fargo 10, Bismarck St. Mary's 5 (5)

4) Wahpeton 7, Williston 3

Games today


Consolation round

5) Dickinson (18-12) vs. Bismarck (20-14), 10:30 a.m.

6) Williston (11-20) vs. Bismarck St. Mary's (9-24), 35 minutes after Game 5


7) Fargo Davies (25-11) vs. Fargo Shanley (21-16), 3:30 p.m.

8) Wahpeton (22-14) vs. West Fargo (31-5), 35 minutes after Game 7

Games Saturday

Seventh place: Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser, 10:30 a.m.


Fifth place: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 35 minutes after seventh-place game

Third place: Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, 3:30 p.m.

Championship: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 35 minutes after third-place game

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