Jamestown Post 14 appeared to have grabbed momentum in the fifth inning on Friday night.

But the West Fargo Aces weren’t having it, answering the ball to the tune of six runs in the topof the sixth en route to a 9-4 win to remain unbeaten at the Class A state Legion tournament at Jack Brown Stadium.

Trailing the entire game, Jamestown had pulled ahead 4-3 thanks to a two-run single from Isaac Mimong in the bottom of the fifth.

“We needed to put pressure on the other team – we get a couple of guys on base and now we can do some things,” Jamestown coach Sam Joseph said.

But it didn’t last, as three Jamestown errors proved costly, and West Fargo’s Aiden Wolf put the finishing touches on with a bases-clearing double.

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“I just tried to put the ball in play there with two outs and make them make a play,” said Wolf, whose team meets Wahpeton at 6 p.m. today in a battle of the two remaining unbeaten teams.

“I didn’t want to do too much myself. … We caught our stroke there in the (sixth) inning.”

Only three of West Fargo’s nine runs were earned.

“We had some errors that just kind of snowballed, and you can’t do that against a good team,” Joseph said. “We’ve got to clean those up. They forced us to make plays, and we didn’t make them.”

West Fargo starter Carter Ohleen went seven innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out five. Joseph said Ohleen kept the Eagles guessing, retiring nine of his first 10 hitters.

“He did a good job of keeping us off balance with the fastball,” Joseph said. “He wasn’t throwing it for a strike, but he was throwing everything else for a strike. We had to change our gameplan after going through the lineup the first time.”

West Fargo’s Eastin Heisler, Konner Entz, Brady Medina and Ohleen each had two hits against Jamestown starter Mason Lunzman and reliever Payton Hochhalter. Lunzman took the loss, going 5 1/3 innings.

At the plate, Jacoby Nold finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and a run batted in to lead the Eagles, who meet the Bismarck Capitals in a loser-out contest at 3 p.m.

“We’ve got to have a short-term memory,” Joseph said. “The guys get so down on themselves right away. We keep forgetting that it’s a long game. This tournament isn’t a sprint – it’s a marathon. We’re fine. We play the game we’re capable of, we’ll see them again.”

West Fargo Aces 9, Jamestown Post 14 4
West Fargo 002 106 0 – 9 12 2
Jamestown 000 130 0 – 4 6 4
Carter Ohleen and Eastin Heisler. Mason Lunzman, Payton Hochhalter (6) and Isaac Mimong. W
– Ohleen. L – Lunzman.
Highlights: WF, Heisler 2-3, BB, Konner Entz 2-2, 2 RBI, Brady Medina 2-3, double, Ohleen 2-4,
RBI, double, Aiden Wolf 1-4, double, 3 RBIs. J, Jacoby Nold 2-4, R, RBI, Mimong 1-3, 2 RBI,
Jackson Walters 1-3, 2 R, BB.
Records: WF N/A, J 23-9.



At a glance
Class A state Legion tournament
At Jack Brown Stadium
Loser-out
Bismarck Caps 6, Minot Metros 5
Valley City 8, Bismarck Reps 4
Winner’s bracket
Wahpeton 8, West Fargo Vets 5
West Fargo Aces 9, Jamestown Post 14 4
Today’s games
Loser-out
West Fargo Vets vs Valley City, noon
Jamestown Post 14 vs. Bismarck Capitals, 3 p.m.
Winner’s bracket
Wahpeton vs. West Fargo Aces, 6 p.m.



Wahpeton 8, West Fargo Vets 5
Wahpeton exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning, completing a come-from-behind effort.
Sending 13 batters to the plate in the bottom half after trailing 3-1, Wahpeton finally got to Vets starter Matt Heupel, who was eventually tagged with the loss.
The inning was highlighted by Josiah Hofman’s two-run double down the right-field line. Gavin Schroeder, Isaac Lossmore and Ethan Manock each had two hits for Wahpeton, which plays in a battle of the two remaining unbeaten teams at 6 p.m. today.
West Fargo meets Valley City in a loser-out contest at noon.
Wahpeton 8, West Fargo Vets 5
West Fargo 002 010 2 – 5 4 2
Wahpeton 001 007 x – 8 11 2
Matt Heupel, Logan Vangerud (6), Ethan Smith (6) and Peyton Jantzi. Jayden King, Caden Hockert (5), Caden Kappes (7) and Jackson Fliflet. W – Hockert. L – Heupel.
Highlights: WF, Skyler Hoard 1-3, 2 RBIs, double. James Hagen 1-3, R. Griffen Staahl 1-3, R, BB. Wahp, Gavin Schroeder 2-4, 2 RBI, R, Isaac Lossmore 2-4, R, Ethan Manock 2-3, 2 RBI, R, Josiah Hofman 1-2, 2 RBI, R.
Records: WF 25-14, Wahpeton 34-6.



Loser-out
Valley City 8, Bismarck Reps 4
Braxton Jorissen hit the first home run of the tournament, drilling a three-run shot in a four-run third inning that kept Valley City’s tournament hopes alive.
Starter Alex Thornton went 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks. Tate Sufficool added a pair of doubles at the plate in the win.
Bismarck starter Wyatt Kraft pitched into the sixth, surrendering six earned runs in the season-ending loss.
Valley City 8, Bismarck Reps 4
VC 014 002 1 – 8 8 3
Reps 001 200 1 – 4 7 3
Alex Thornton, Braxton Jorissen (5), Max Mehus (6), Robert Fischer (7) and Joseph Cummings. Wyatt Kraft, Tommy Kralijic (6) and Aaron Urlacher. W – Thornton. L – Kraft.
Highlights: VC, Braxton Jorissen 1-3, HR, 3 RBIs, R, Thornton 1-3, BB, 2 R, Tate Sufficool, 2-3, 2 doubles, R, RBI, Adam Bitz 1-3, R, RBI. BR, Nick Patton 1-3, R, RBI, double, Joe Laduke 1-4, double, RBI, Tommy Kralijic 1-3, RBI, walk, double.
Records: VC 16-19, Reps 21-9-2.



Bismarck Capitals 6, Minot Metros 5
Jared Sarsten’s bases-clearing triple in the second inning rallied the Bismarck Capitals to a win, eliminating Minot.
Trailing 5-2, Sarsten’s big hit was part of a four-run inning. The Capitals held on from there, with Jameson Johnson picking up the win on the hill in the complete-game effort.
Minot’s Parker Hahn went the distance in the loss.
Bismarck Capitals 6, Minot Metros 5
Capitals 240 000 0 – 6 7 2
Metros 500 000 0 – 5 8 4
Parker Hann and Adam Roedocker. Jameson Johnson and Jared Sarsten. W – Johnson. L – Hann.
Highlights: BC, Sarsten 2-3, RBI, triple, Josh Kolling 1-2, 2 R, Johnson 7 IP, ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 3 K. MM,
Roedocker 2-2, R, RBI, Kaleb Spitzer 1-3, double, 2 RBIs, Hann 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 3 K.
Records: BC 26-15, MM 15-20.