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Forum staff reports, Published June 19 2010

Blues hit three straight homers in victory at Red RIver Diamond Classic

The Moorhead Blues hit three straight homers as part of a 10-run sixth inning to break a 7-7 tie and defeat Morris 17-7 in the Red River Diamond Classic American Legion baseball tournament Friday at Matson Field.

John Cahill, Cole Honl and Lucas Henry hit the back-to-back-to-back homers for the Blues (1-4).

Chance Bitzer hit homers in each of the West Fargo Patriots’ games, but they managed just one win in their two games Friday. The Patriots defeated Apple Valley 6-3 before losing to Detroit Lakes 7-4.

Bryce Jorgenson went

3-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs for the Patriots in their first game.

Brock Johnson and T.J. Manning homered for Detroit Lakes in the victory against WF (5-3).

Fargo Post 2 split its two games Friday, losing to Blue Springs, Mo., 10-9 before defeating Brandon, Man., 15-5.

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton played just one game, winning against the Moorhead Joes 11-4.

The Forum did not receive box scores from Fargo Post 2 or D-G-F at press time.

Moorhead Blues 17, Morris 7 (6)

Morris 200 230 – 7 9 0

Moorhead 400 03(10) –17 15 0

Kill, Bruer (6), Sauter (6) and Boyer. Smith, Deavy (5) and Cahill. W–Deavy (1-0). L–Bruer. HR–Morris, Hanson, Beyer. Moorhead, Cahill, Honl, Henry.

West Fargo Patriots 6, Apple Valley 3

AV 000 210 0– 3 8 0

WF 010 140 x– 6 9 0

Ganske, Gopal (5) and Wild. T. Dahl and Johnson. W–T. Dahl (2-0). L–Ganske. HR–AV, Gopal. WF, Bitzer (2), Jorgenson (1).

Detroit Lakes 7, West Fargo Patriots 4

DL 002 200 3– 7 8 0

WF 000 010 3– 4 4 0

Lindquist and K. McLeod. Jorgenson and Johnson. W–Lindquist. L–Jorgenson (0-2). HR–DL, Johnson, Manning. WF, Bitzer (3).

Other tournament scores

Halvor Johnson Division

At Matson Field

Bismarck 24, Midway-Minto 6

Bismarck 18, Morris 8

Joe Parmer Division

At Jack Williams Stadium

Alexandria 9, Brandon, Man., 7

Blue Springs, Mo., 10, Fargo Post 2 9

Fargo Post 2 15, Brandon, Man., 5

Bob Marshall Division

At Dilworth

Litchfield, Minn., 10, Moorhead Joes 0

Litchfield, Minn., 13, Jamestown, N.D., 0

D-G-F 11, Moorhead Joes 4

Sam DuBois Division

At West Fargo

Apple Valley 3, Winnipeg South 2