Junior Olympics Fastpitch State Tournament day 2 recap

Last night's rain did its best to mess with the scheduling of this weekend's fastpitch state tournament, but thankfully there was no rain to be found on day two.

In the 18U division, ND Elite and Red River Thunder was one of many match-ups on the day.

Red River wasted no time getting runs on the board.

In the top of the first, Sydney Prussia hit a deep fly ball that carried into right center field. Both Elite outfielders tracked the ball, but then both watched as the ball dropped between them. The defensive miscue allowed the Thunder to record the game's first run.

Later in the first, Emma Maguire added a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0, and the Thunder just kept on storming.

By the time Elite recorded the third out in the top of the first, the Thunder had jumped out to a 9-0 lead, which set the tone for the rest of the game. 

A little earlier in the day, Mandan took on West Fargo United.

Mandan fell behind 6-0 by the fourth, and United hung on to win 8-3.

West Fargo would face the winner of the Bismarck Rockets and Grand Forks.

The Rockets had a fate similar to Mandan's. The Rockets fell behind by several runs and could not put together a large enough rally to stay in the winner's bracket. The Rockets fell 7-3.

The final games are tomorrow.




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