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Chris Aarhus / Forum News Service, Published June 01 2013

Red River's 3-run 10th inning vaults team to third at ND Class A state baseball

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Grand Forks Red River coach Mark Varriano admits his team doesn’t always hit the ball all over the park.

It was hard to tell from the Roughriders’ final four innings of their 10-inning marathon on Saturday.

Red River came up with three runs in the top of the 10th, and reliever Ryan Richardson shut the door in the bottom half in their 10-7 victory over Dickinson for third place at the North Dakota Class A state baseball tournament at Jack Brown Stadium.

Red River (14-7) banged out eight of their 11 hits in the final four innings.

“We have our moments,” Varriano said with a smile. “That’s not always the way we hit. But once we get hot, we can stroke the ball pretty well.”

GFRR 000 300 202 3–10 11 3

D 102 101 002 0– 7 8 4

Dufault, Hennessy (4), Richardson (10) and Palmiscno. Erickson, Huschka (7), Skabo (9), Anderson (10) and Dutchak. W–Hennessy (1-0). L–Skabo (0-1). S–Richardson (1). HR–D, Herauf.

Fifth place

Bismarck 3, Fargo Davies 2

Kole Bauer turned in a gem, tossing a one-hitter as the Demons (14-7) claimed fifth place.

The Bismarck pitcher didn’t give up an earned run, walking three and striking out six in the win. The Demons scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the first inning, including an RBI single from Bauer.

Eric Peterson was tagged with the loss for Davies (15-10), which received its only hit on an infield single from Ryan Smith.

FD 200 000 0–2 1 1

B 300 000 x–3 6 2

Peterson, Buth (4) and A. Hartness. Bauer and Irey. W–Bauer (3-0). L–Peterson (2-2).

Seventh place

Minot 11, Jamestown 10

Caleb Fornshell scored on a wild pitch and Hunter Oothoudt singled home Chandler Jacob in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the Magicians home with seventh place.

The runs were part of a five-run inning for Minot (19-6), which rallied from a five-run deficit. Fornshell (3-1) earned the win, while Oothoudt finished 3-for-4.

Jamestown closer Jake Stilwell suffered the loss in relief of starter Tyler Ukestad, who finished 4-for-5.

J 003 240 1–10 15 2

M 321 000 5–11 8 0

Ukestad, Stilwell (7) and Gebhardt. Larson, Danielson (5), Fornshell (6) and Smith. W–Fornshell (3-1). L–Stilwell (0-1).


Aarhus writes for the Jamestown Sun