West Region Softball Tournament gets underway in Dickinson

Minot's pitching perfection, Century's late rally and Midgets' dominance highlight first day of West Region Softball Tournament. Minot, Century, Jamestown and Dickinson advance unscathed.

Minot and Legacy open the WDA tournament on Thursday, with the Magicians shutting out the Sabers 11-0.
Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

DICKINSON β€” This first day of the double elimination West Region Softball Tournament was completed on Thursday, Dickinson hosting on the new turf Bravera Field at the Sanford Sports Complex. Of the eight teams, Minot, Century, Jamestown and Dickinson will continue on to state qualifier games, while Legacy, Bismarck High, Williston and Mandan will fight to stay alive in the loser's bracket.

Minot 11, Legacy 0

The tourney had a perfect start to it, and by perfect I mean a perfect game pitched by Minot's dynamic duo. The 15 up, 15 down game ended by way of run-rule, the Magicians scoring two 4-run innings, in the first and second.

Legacy: 000 00X X β€” 0 0 2
Minot: 412 4XX X β€” 11 7 0

Kirsten Galloway collected the win in Minot's perfect game against Legacy, holding the circle for four of the five innings.
Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

Minot: E. Anderson 2-3, RBI, 3B, SB, 4TB, 3R; Fjeld 1-3, 2RBI, HBP, SB, TB, R; Erickson 1-3, RBI, TB, R
I. Anderson 1-2, TB; Ackerman 1-2, RBI, TB, R; Hight TB.
Legacy: N/A


Minot: Galloway (WP) 4IP, 8K; Terrel 1IP, 1K.
Legacy: Allard 2IP, 5H, 7R, 6ER, 6BB, 2K, 67-33 P-S; Olson 1IP, 2H, 2R,1BB, 1K, 24-14 P-S; Liudahl 1IP, 2H, 2R 1BB, 1K 26-14 P-S.

Century 8, Bismarck 4
In a highly competitive game, it would be Century that would emerge victorious after a late seventh inning rally. Bismarck HS were persistent in the slugfest, establishing a lead twice, but a fielding error in the seventh would see them fall behind.

Century: 003 000 5 β€” 8 10 1
Bismarck: 300 100 0 β€” 4 10 1

Brooklynn Oswald and her fellow teammates cheering from the dugout.
Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

Bismarck: Kautzmann 1-4, TB; Dannenfelzer SB; Berg 1-3, SB, TB, R; Forde 1-4, 2RBI, TB, R; Braun 1-3, RBI, TB; Renner R; Owens 1-3, RBI, 2B, 2TB.
Bird 1-3, TB, R; Schumacher 1-4, 2TB, 2B, R;
Krenz 1-3, 2RBI, TB, 2R; Baerlocher 2-3, HBP, 2TB; Grimm 2-4, 2RBI, 3B, 4TB, 2R; Tollefson 2-4, 2RBI, 2B, 4TB, R;
Oswald 1-2, TB.

Bismarck: Wrangham 7IP, 10H, 8R, 7ER, 4BB, 6K, 134-81 P-S.
Century: Schumacher (WP) 7IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, 5BB, 6K, 122-70 P-S.

Jamestown 5, Williston 0
The Blue Jays' were equally stellar in the batter's box and in the field, to shutout the Coyotes with five runs. Addison Graves surged their offense with a homerun in the second inning, while Katelyn Falk and Makenna Nold shared the circle, walking five batters and retiring seven in total.

Williston: 000 000 0 β€” 0 0 1
Jamestown: 013 010 X β€” 5 4 1

Addison Graves(18) returning home after hitting a home run, with her teammates all around.
Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

Jamestown: Walter 1-3, 1TB; Joseph R; Nold 1-3, RBI, HR, 4TB; Ad. Graves 1-3, RBI, HR, 4TB, R; Bond 1-1, SB, TB.
Willison: Stundal HPB; Nass 2HBP


Jamestown: Falk (WP) 5IP, 1BB, 2K 74-44 P-S; Nold 2IP, 4BB, 5K 45-27 P-S.
Williston: Goodman 6IP, 4H, 5R, 2ER, 5BB, 6K 96-60 P-S.

Dickinson 5, Mandan 0
In a dominate display, the Midgets would move passed the Braves with considerable ease. Ava Jahner pitched a masterpeice with 15 strikeouts, allowing only two walks. Jenna Decker and Myah Merry equalized in RBIs with two each and Kyndall Peterson knocking a leadoff homerun for insurance.

Mandan: 000 000 0 β€” 0 2 1
Dickinson: 000 104 X β€” 5 10 1

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Kyndall Peterson (25) is greeted at home plate after hitting a leadoff home run at the bottom of the sixth.
Josiah C. Cuellar / The Dickinson Press

Dickinson: Decker 2-4, 2RBI, 2B, 3TB; Jahner 3-4, 3TB; Peterson 1-3, RBI, HR, 4TB, R; Koffler1-2, TB, 2R; Wegleitner 1-3, TB; Merry 1-2, 2RBI, TB, R; Farnsworth 1-3, TB.
Mandan: Gustavsson 1-2, TB, 2SB; Wandler 1-3, TB, SB.

Dickinson: Jahner (WP) 7IP, 2H, 3BB, 15K, 113-77 P-S.
Mandan: Giege 1IP, 2H, 19-11 P-S; Maliske 4IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 4BB, 2K, 70-37 P-S; Bitz 1IP, 1H, 1BB, 7-2 P-S.

Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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