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Forum staff reports, Published July 10 2010

American Legion baseball: West Fargo rallies for split at Gopher Classic

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. – The West Fargo Patriots used a three-run seventh inning to post a 5-4 win over Sioux Falls West on Saturday at the Gopher Classic American Legion baseball tournament.

Karson Mapes led off the seventh by reaching on an error. David Johnson connected for a single and Andy Young sacrificed Mapes and Johnson up a base.

Spencer Flaten tied the game with a two-run double and later scored the winning run by stealing home.

West Fargo (22-11) opened the day with a 9-1 loss to Rosetown.

The Patriots play Hopkins at 8:30 a.m. today and finish the tournament with a game against Coon Rapids at 1:30 p.m.

West Fargo 000 001 0– 1 8 2

Rosetown 300 024 x– 9 10 0

Schmidt and Bucholz. Phillip and Cranston. W–Phillip (0-0). L–Schmidt (3-2). HR–R, Bush.

SFW 001 002 1– 4 8 2

West Fargo 000 002 3– 5 7 0

Borush and Davis. Strahm, C. Mapes (6) and Johnson. W–C. Mapes (1-0). L–Borush. HR–SFW, Viger.