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Forum staff reports, Published June 25 2010

Strahm, Bitzer propel Patriots to two victories

OMAHA, Neb. – Matt Strahm went 6-for-7 with four doubles as West Fargo won a pair of American Legion baseball games at the Battle of Omaha tournament Friday, beating Topeka 9-2 and Las Vegas 8-2.

Chance Bitzer had four hits – including a homer in the first game – for West Fargo (10-6).

The Patriots won a late game 4-3 against Omaha Skutt on Thursday.

West Fargo 9, Topeka 2

T 100 100 0– 2 3 1

WF 225 000 x– 9 13 1

Rueter, Thompson (7) and Lauts. Jorgenson and Bucholz. W–Jorgenson (1-2). L–Rueter. HR–WF, Bitzer (5).

West Fargo 8, Las Vegas 2

LV 001 100 0– 2 7 2

WF 303 200 x– 8 7 2

Schnodrach, Riley (2) and Bradford. Dahl, Strahm (6) and Johnson. W–Dahl (4-0). L–Schnodrach.

Thursday’s late box score

West Fargo 4, Omaha Skutt 3

OS 000 010 2– 3 4 0

WF 000 013 x– 4 5 1

Clark and Stringer. Schmidt, K. Mapes (7) and Johnson. W–Schmidt (1-1). L–Clark.