Magi win first game at WDA tournament

JAMESTOWN – despite the ‘iffy’ weather, the higher seeded teams all handled business at the Western Dakota Association (WDA) softball tournament with wins to advance into day two of play.

Minot High 10, Bismarck Century 3

The top seeded Minot High softball team scored early and often while holding Bismarck Century scoreless until the top of the third inning of play, winning 10-3 in the opening round of the WDA softball tournament.

With one run scored by the Majettes at the bottom of the first inning, Minot High had a batting session in the bottom of the second inning of play. With one out, senior Avery Lunde singled followed by senior Jillian Ackerman doing the same. With runners on first and second, junior Raegan Terrel hit a home run to score three in the next at bat.

After a second out, senior Ellington Anderson singled to reach first where she would steal second base. Senior Tayler Falcon would single on a deep fly ball that would score Anderson making the Majettes lead 5-0 at that point.

In the bottom of the fourth inning of play, Ackerman would double to lead off. Terrel would single on a bunt and Ackerman would reach third. Junior Journey Larson would double scoring both base runners. Anderson would reach first on an error and Larson would score.

With two out, junior Halle Baker would single and Falcon, who had been walked, advanced to third base. Senior Isabelle Anderson would score Falcon and the Majettes held a 9-1 lead going into the fifth inning of play.

As a team, Minot High was 13-for-30 batting with three errors as a team. Ackerman was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and scored three runs. Falcon, Lunde, Terrel and Larson were all 2-for-3 in the game. Baker pitched five innings and allowed three runs on nine hits with an earned run mark of one run. Terrel pitched two innings in relief and allowed no runs on no hits. She did not walk any batters and recorded four strikeouts.

As a team, Century was 9-for-31 at the plate with one error in the game. Senior Ashlyn Schumacher pitched six innings and allowed ten runs on 13 hits. She walked one batter and had two strikeouts.

Dickinson 8, Williston 2

Second seeded Dickinson scored two runs at the bottom of the first inning and never lost a lead on the way to an 8-2 victory over Williston.

As a team, the Midgets were 11-for-29 batting with one error in the game. Senior Ava Jahner pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on three hits for an earned run tally of one. She walked two batters and recorded an impressive 14 strikeouts in the game. Junior Mackenna Medina was 3-for-4 at the plate as was Jahner. Sophomores Myah Merry was 2-for-3 while Kyndall Peterson was 2-for-4 batting with three RBIs.

Williston was 3-for-23 and error free. Sophomore Alana Thomas pitched five and two-third innings while freshman Meklay Klumker pitched one-third inning.

Mandan 13, Bismarck Legacy 12

The third seeded Mandan needed every inch of effort to come away with the 13-12 win over the sixth seeded Bismarck Legacy Sabers. Both teams had 13 hits. Both teams committed three errors in the game. The difference was the narrow margin of strikeouts to walks for the two teams, with the Braves getting six strikeouts compared to the Sabers three.

Mandan senior Jenna Wandler pitched three and two-third innings and walked four batters with three strikeouts. Junior Makenzie Miller pitched one and one-third innings and walked one batter. Sophomore Kaebry Weekes pitched two innings and did not walk a batter but recorded three strikeouts.

Legacy seventh grader Rawling Borseth pitched three innings, walked one batter and three strikeouts. Sophomore Avery Liudahl pitched one and one-third innings and had no strikeouts and no walked batters. Both Borseth and Liudahl allowed a home run each. Seventh grader Paisley Lessard pitched the last two and one-third innings for Legacy.

Bismarck High 7, Jamestown 2 (suspended for weather)

Weather had the last game of the day suspended with Bismarck High leading Jamestown 7-2 at the time.


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