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Forum staff reports, Published July 11 2010

American Legion baseball: Patriots end Gopher Classic with two losses

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. – The West Fargo Patriots ended competition at the Gopher Classic American Legion baseball tournament with a pair of losses.

The Patriots (22-13) opened with a 6-2 loss to Hopkins. Matt Strahm was 2-for-3 and Kolby Schmidt was 3-for-3 to pace West Fargo.

The Patriots were shutout 9-0 by Coon Rapids in the second game.

Tucker Bucholz and David Johnson each doubled for West Fargo’s lone hits.

West Fargo travels to play Detroit Lakes in a doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hopkins 000 060 0– 6 8 0

WF 000 200 0– 2 7 1

Lode and Hanson. Bitzer, K. Mapes (5) and Bucholz. W–Lode. L–Bitzer (3-2).

WF 000 000 0– 0 2 2

Coon Rapids 302 400 x– 9 9 0

Neer, Bucholz (3) and Johnson. Poulitt and Latta. W–Poulitt. L–Neer (0-2). HR–CR, Andrews.