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Cass County Catfish win Class AA state amateur baseball tournament championship

The Cass County Catfish defeated the Jamestown Greyhounds 7-5 in the Class AA state amateur baseball tournament at Jack Brown Stadium on Sunday night.

Cass County built a 5-0 lead and held on behind a strong pitching performance by Justin Wennerberg. The Foley, Minn., native allowed just one earned run on six hits with seven strikeouts. The Hounds were coming off a  24-hit barrage in the semifinals against Vallley City.

Jared Meiklejohn, Travis Jones, Alex Klever and Mitch Scheer each had two hits for Cass County, which lost to the Hounds in the championship game last year.

Nate Soulis had a two-hit game for the Hounds. Soulis blasted a solo home run (the only long ball of the tournament) to the deepest part of the park in the sixth inning for the Hounds. The ball cleared the left-center field fence.

Check back online and in the print version of The Sun for more on this game on Tuesday.

Cass County Catfish 7, Jamestown Greyhounds 5

CC 110 301 1 -- 7 8 4

J 000 023 0 -- 5 6 2

Justin Wennerberg and Jared Meiklejohn. Nolan Kratz, Jake Stilwell (2) and Riley Schafer. W--Wennerberg. L--Kratz. HR--Hounds, Nate Soulis.

Highlights: CC, Kenny Hodem 0-3 R, BB; Meiklejohn 2-4 2 RBI, 2B; Travis Jones 2-4 RBI; Alex Klever 2-4, RBI, R; Mitch Scheer 2-2 RBI, Cody Kingsbury 0-3 R; Wennerberg 7 IP, 5 R (1 ER), 8 H, 7 SO, 3 BB. J, Jake Stilwell 1-3 RBI; Nolan Kratz 1-4; Braxton Hewitt 1-3; Nate Soulis 2-4 HR, RBI, R; Ryan Sand 1-4 2 R, Tim Smith 0-2 R.

Dave Selvig

Selvig has been a sports writer at The Sun since 1999 and sports editor since 2009.

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