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Valley City 16U softball endured a rough Thursday of pool play at the Northern National Championship in Bismarck, N.D., falling 14-0 in four innings to the Dakota Fury of Sioux Falls, S.D., and 12-2 to Muscoda‚Äôs Wisconsin Xplozion.
Such results, however, can serve as tune-ups for Friday‚Äôs tournament.
Upsets are unexpected for an East No. 4 seed, but Legion Post 60‚Äôs filling that demand.
Valley City, on the roll that head coach Kyle Roelfsema envisioned entering Regionals in Grafton, N.D., took down a second paper giant in as many days on Thursday at the Class A State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D.
A day after overthrowing West No. 1 Beulah, 10-8, despite trailing 7-3 through a frame, Post 60 put up five runs in Thursday‚Äôs first to beat West No. 3 Watford City, 7-4.
East No. 4 seed Legion Post 60 opened Wednesday‚Äôs Class A State Tournament at John Randall Field in Wahpeton, N.D. in comeback fashion.
Up 3-0 halfway through the first inning and down 7-3 to end it, Post 60 reclaimed an 8-7 lead in the fifth and held on for a 10-8 upset of West No. 1 Beulah.
‚ÄúIt was frickin‚Äô awesome,‚ÄĚ said Jordan Magnuson, who batted 1-for-3 with a run, a walk and an RBI.
Post 60 takes on West No. 3 Watford City, who beat East No. 2 Grafton, 10-6, Thursday at 5 p.m., broadcasted on 1490 AM KOVC and online at newsdakota.com.
Janine Stange, known as ‚ÄėNational Anthem Girl‚Äô for her mission to sing ‚ÄúThe Star Spangled Banner‚ÄĚ in every state by Sept. 14 to honor national heroes and the song‚Äôs 200th anniversary, will check North Dakota, her 44th state, off the list by performing at Aug. 5‚Äôs 7:02 p.m. Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks game.
Singles Tournament July 22
Girls 6-8 Singles
1. Breck Sufficool
2. Keira Jankowski
3. Kaidence Harstad
4. Abigail Redfearn
5. Kailee Nielson
Boys 6-8 Singles
1. Will Schwehr
2. Matthew Lahlum
3. Derek Shape
4. Sam Meyer
5. John Olson
Girls 9-10 Singles
1. Asia Barnett
2. Trinity Nelson
3. Hadlee Mathias
4. Madelyn Knight
5. Bryn Didier
Boys 9-10 Singles
1. John Lahlum
2. Jay Kupitz
3. Ethan Bear
4. Treylan Cope
5. Ethan Miller
Girls 11-12 Singles
1. Sharon Michael
2. Allysen Mathias
Valley City 16U softball heads to Bismarck, N.D.‚Äôs Northern Championships on Wednesday eager to prove that age isn‚Äôt everything.
Valley City Legion Post 60, guaranteed a spot in July 30‚Äôs Class A State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D. after Thursday‚Äôs 6-5 Regional win over Harvey, secured the East No. 4 seed with Saturday‚Äôs 4-2 consolation quarterfinal loss to Grafton.
Post 60 entered consolation after falling 10-2 to Wahpeton on Thursday.
Grafton forced Wahpeton into a second title game with a 3-1 win, but Wahpeton held on, 8-5, in the finisher.
Wahpeton goes to State No. 1, Grafton No. 2 and Casselton No. 3.
Valley Plains Equipment defeated Wonder Bar/RTS Shearing, 13-8 and 8-6
Anne Carlson/Cysewski Farms defeated Streeter, 7-6 and 9-8
Shady‚Äôs II defeated Corner Bar, 12-0 and 4-1
FCCU/Iverson/Mid Mach defeated Sanford/Looysen, 16-0 and 6-5
Shady‚Äôs defeated Tapps Lounge, 6-3 and 14-0
Boomer‚Äôs/Wendels defeated Allied Agronomy, 10-2 and 7-6
IDK defeated Frontier Fort, 14-3 and 15-0
Up 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, Harvey Post 28‚Äôs Shawn Kourajian on second and Trevor Schimke on third in Thursday‚Äôs Class A East Regional opener, Chase Carpenter struck out Brian Fike on three straight pitches for the save, a matchup with top seed Wahpeton and a guaranteed spot in July 30‚Äôs State Tournament in Wahpeton, N.D.
‚ÄúWe rolled in like conquistadors,‚ÄĚ said Legion Post 60 assistant coach Erick Counts of Post 60‚Äôs marauding spirit coming into Regionals. ‚Äú[Valley City head coach Kyle] Roelfsema shaved his mustache like a conquistador.‚ÄĚ
Valley City Legion Post 60 carry the No. 3 seed into Thursday‚Äôs Grafton Regional Tournament after a 3-13 regular season campaign and look to hit their stride starting with an 11 a.m. debut against Harvey.
‚ÄúThere isn‚Äôt a team with better players position-by-position,‚ÄĚ said Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema of his squad intent on reducing mistakes in key moments that contributed to seven losses of three or fewer runs.
Thursday‚Äôs winner faces Wahpeton at 4 p.m. Thursday, the loser the Grafton-Casselton loser at 6:30 p.m Thursday.
Post 60 scored 4.75 runs per contest and gave up 12.1.