Fargo South’s David Ernst has one final chance to win a state title this season, and he’s doing everything he can to make it happen.
Ernst, after clubbing a grand slam in the East Region championship last week in Wahpeton, went deep again in the third inning to spark a three-run inning and lead the top-seeded Bruins to a 7-0 victory over No. 4 Williston on Thursday in the opening round of the Class A state baseball tournament at Jack Brown Stadium in Jamestown.
Jack Brown Stadium has always been a welcoming venue for amateur baseball teams, which is not the case in every town.
Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants manager Bryan Erstad, who lives in Fargo, says coming back home to play is always enjoyable and fairly stress free.
“It’s a great setup in Jamestown with the access we’re given to the ballpark,” he said. “Fargo ballparks charge an arm and a leg just to use the fields and there’s a lot more competition. So we really appreciate what we have in Jamestown.”
Grace City never trailed, while the Jamestown Tarno Tigers dug out of an early hole on the opening day of the state amateur tournament at Jack Brown Stadium.
Curt Jacobson spun a three-hit shutout as Grace City sailed through Mantador 6-0 in the Class A opener.
In AA action, the Tarno Tigers trailed 5-3 after two innings, but scored 11 of the last 13 runs of the game to beat the Edgeley All-Stars 14-7.
Grace City 6, Mantador 0
Jacobson allowed next to nothing in the first game Thursday at Jack Brown Stadium.
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