Jaden Anderson, Fargo Make Babe Ruth World Series
(Longview World Series)
Back row, from left: Fargo coach Jeff Reynolds, Coach Paul Honl, Luke DeVries, Matt Pietsch and manager Jim Honl.
Middle row, from left: Luke Sandy, Cole Birch, Tyler Anderson, Ben Swanson, Jackie Ross and Jaden Anderson.
Front row, from left: Matthew Thibert, Connor Ostendorf, Jimmy Reynolds, Ben Bryant and Jake Honl.
Jaden Anderson and Midwest Plains Regional champion Fargo opened the Babe Ruth World Series against host Longview, Wash. at David B. Story Field on Thursday, falling 5-3 before a 10-0 defeat to Torrance, Calif., on Saturday.
Anderson, whose father is Jeff Anderson of Carrington, N.D.â€™s Central City Auto Auction, and whose step-grandfather is Tony Heinze of Page, N.D.â€™s Heinze-Trottier-Parkman Auto Services, is a right-handed pitcher soon to become a sophomore at Fargo Davies High School.
â€śThe first two games didnâ€™t go so well,â€ť Jeff Anderson said. â€śBut the whole team is excited, and theyâ€™re playing against kids from around the country. Itâ€™s been nice with stiff competition, and itâ€™s beautiful country, with Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens.â€ť
Schererville, Ind., downed Fargo, 12-2, on Sunday. Anderson pitched 2 2/3 innings against Torrance on three hits, four of five runs earned and two walks, then 1 2/3 frames for four strikeouts against Schererville.
Fargo faces Tri-County, Texas, Monday at 5:05 p.m. PST., but will not reach Tuesdayâ€™s American Quarterfinals as only the top three seeds from the American and National Pools advance.
Mondayâ€™s scores appear at www.longviewworldseries.com/. All games broadcast live at http://tofervision.com/baberuth/.
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