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Forum staff reports, Published July 26 2013

Hatton makes ND Class B, Section 3 title game

CASSELTON, N.D. – Mike Paulson hit a home run and Trenton Olson drove in the game-winning run as Hatton defeated Thompson 4-3 to advance to the North Dakota Class B, Section 3 American Legion baseball tournament championship game.

Paulson also picked up the win on the mound.

Malek Larimer went 2-for-2 with a double and three runs scored as Thompson took down Hope-Finley 12-1 earlier in the day.

Skyler Neva’s home run in the second inning was the lone run for Hope-Finley.

No. 2-seeded Hatton needs to beat No. 1-seeded Casselton twice today to capture the title.

The championship game is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Hope-Finley 010 00–1 4 7

Thompson 027 3x–12 9 0

W–Schwabe. L–Thorson. HR-HF, Neva

Thompson 000 001 2–3 7 2

Hatton 020 000 2–4 10 1

W–Paulson L–Walsh. HR- H, Paulson