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Dickinson softball tops West Fargo for berth in Class A championship game – InForum

DICKINSON — Dickinson shut down West Fargo’s offense over the final five innings and defeated the Packers 4-1 in the North Dakota Class A state softball semifinals on Friday at the Sanford Sports Complex.

Dickinson starter Ava Jahner earned the complete game win. She allowed one run on two hits while striking out seven and walking six.

The Packers scored their only run in the top of the second inning when Grace Wehri drew a two-out walk. Aubrey Finn’s RBI double to center field scored Jordyn Rosenthal, who came in to plate the run.

Dickinson extended its lead with two runs in the bottom of the third. Gabriella Sobolik walked with two outs and Braelynn Farnesworth followed with a double. Maddie Bren then singled in Sobolik and Farnesworth singled to make it 4-1 on Myah Merry’s RBI single.

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Dickinson’s Ava Jahner hits a home run against West Fargo during the semifinals of the North Dakota Class A state softball tournament, Friday, May 31, 2024, at the Sanford Sports Complex in Dickinson.

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Finn and Katelyn Kackman had West Fargo’s hits. Wehri started and took the loss, working 5-1/3 innings and allowing four runs on eight hits. She walked four and struck out three. Finn relieved and got the final two outs in the sixth.

Dickinson, seeded no. 1 West, faces the No. 1 seed. 4 by West Bismarck in the Class A championship game at 4:00 PM (CDT) on Saturday, June 1.

West Fargo, the No. 2 in the East, plays West No. 2 Minot for third place after the 11 a.m. fifth-place game between Grand Forks Red River and West Fargo Sheyenne.

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Dickinson’s Braelynn Farnsworth slides home to score against West Fargo’s Chloe Papenfuss during the semifinals of the North Dakota Class A state softball tournament, Friday, May 31, 2024, at the Sanford Sports Complex in Dickinson.

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