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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.