Park River/F-L wins NDHSAA Class B baseball state title


June 2, 2018 9:45 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The Park River/Fordville-Lankin Aggies repeated as NDHSAA Class B baseball state champions on Saturday, June 2 at Jack Brown Stadium.

The Aggies defeated Thompson 7-3 in eight innings. The championship matchup between Tommies and Aggies was a rematch of last year’s title game.

Nicholas Thompson was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Aggies.

Thompson led 2-0 through four innings, but the Aggies tied the game in the top of the fifth and later took a 3-2 lead with a run in the top of the seventh. The Tommies tied it in the bottom of the seventh when Cadyn Schwabe reached on a hit by pitch to lead off the inning. Schwabe later scored on a RBI-single off the bat of Braeden Amborn.

The Aggies plated four runs in the top of the eighth inning to regain the momentum and held off the Tommies in the bottom half of the inning for their second straight championship.

Trey Larimer was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Tommies.

2018 NDHSAA CLASS B BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

SATURDAY’S SCORES

CHAMPIONSHIP: PARK RIVER/FORDVILLE-LANKIN 7, THOMPSON 3

THIRD PLACE: CARRINGTON 7, BEULAH 0

FIFTH PLACE: VELVA-DRAKE/ANAMOOSE 5, DES LACS-BURLINGTON 4

SEVENTH PLACE: RUGBY 2, ENDERLIN/MAPLE VALLEY 1

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