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Century defeats Jamestown for Class A volleyball crown

Merchants top Mayville then Elks, reclaim Class AAA crown

The Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants defeated the Jamestown Elks 11-2 in the Class AAA state amateur baseball tournament championship game on Sunday at Jack Brown Stadiuim.

Sam Hirchert pitched the final 10 2/3 innings on the mound for the Merchants, who beat Mayville in extra innings (8) in the first game on Sunday. Hirchert logged all nine innings against the Elks, an 11-1 win.

Dan Ross clubbed a grand slam for the Merchants in the ninth inning. Andrew Hill went 3-for-4 to pace the Merchants. Ross, Anthony Fontana, Bryan Erstad and Preston Jensen added two hits each.

Class AAA State Tournament

Saturday’s games

Jamestown Elks 5, Bismarck Braves 1

J 002 030 0 -- 5 9 0

B 000 000 1 -- 1 1 1

Cole Torgerson and Alex Sablan. Devin Bercier, Jaylin McCloud (6) and Beriah Smith. W--Torgerson. L--McCloud. HR--Elks, Alex Sablan.

Highlights: Elks, Nick Wrigg 2-3; Boya Quichocho 1-4, 2 SB; Sablan 1-3 HR, BB; Caleb Fischer 1-2 2 R; Tanner Lunzman 1-2 2 R; Ryan Iliff 1-2 2 RBI; Logan Krivoruchka 1-4; Cam Jenkins 1-1; Torgerson 7 IP, 1 R (O ER), 1 H, 8 SO, 5 BB. B, Beriah Smith 1-2; Christian McCloud 0-1 R.

Mayville Redcaps 5, Jamestown Miller Lite Merchants 3

M 000 210 2 -- 5 10 1

J 002 100 0 -- 3 6 2

Jace Ingebretson and Austin Monson. Greg Lunski, Dan Ross (7) and Anthony Fontana. W--Ingebretson. L--Ross. HR--Merchants, Bryan Erstad, Tony Viger.

Highlights: Mayville, Pladson 1-4 2B, R; Alex Berry 2-3 R; Danny Scholand 1-4 R; Mickey Berry 2-3 2 RBI, R; Monson 1-4; Jace Pederson 1-4; Jake Bilden 1-4; Conner Weber 1-2; Ingebretson 7 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 4 SO, 3 BB. J, Erstad 2-2 HR, BB; Viger 2-4 HR; Andrew Hill 1-3; Dakotah Kirchenwitz 1-2 2B; Lunski 6 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 4 SO, 2 BB.

Merchants 7, Bismarck 0

B 000 000 0 -- 0 3 4

J 001 312 x -- 7 9 0

Jaylin Keplin, Skylar Keplin (4), Christian McCloud (6) and Smith. Ross and Alec Sames. W--Ross. L--J.Keplin.

Highlights: B, Darius Saeman 1-3; C.McCloud 1-3; Darien Hamley 1-2. J, Brady Anderson 2-3 3 R; Preston Jensen 2-4 RBI, R; Erstad 1-3; Hill 1-3; Joe Vannett 1-3; Sames 1-3 R; Turner Storm 1-2, R; Ross 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 SO, 1 BB.

Elks 11, Mayville 2, 5 Innings

J 000 47 -- 11 12 3

M 100 10 -- 2 4 0

Ryan Iliff and Joey Gebhardt. Gabe Salander, Brandon Lacher (4) and Monson. W--Iliff. L--Salander.

Highlights: Elks, Wrigg 1-3 RBI, R; Corry Shevlin 2-4 2 R, RBI; Quichocho 2-3 R; Sablan 3-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI; Cody Vogler 1-3 R; Tanner Lunzman 1-2 2 RBI, R; Krivoruchka 1-2 2 RBI; Kyle Mallory 1-2 R, RBI; Gebhardt 0-2 R; Iliff 5 IP, 2 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 0 BB.

Sunday’s games

Merchants 10, Mayville 3, 8 Innings

J 000 030 07 -- 10 8 1

M 000 003 00 -- 3 9 3

Brandon Baumgartner, Sam Hirchert (7) and Anthony Fontana. Mickey Berry and Austin Monson. W--Hirchert. L--Berry.

Highlights: Merchants, Brady Anderson 0-4 2 R; Preston Jensen 1-3 2 R; Bryan Erstad 2-4 R, 3 RBI; Tony Viger 1-4; Dakotah Kirchenwitz 0-3 RBI; Dan Ross 1-4 R, RBI; Anthony Fontana 0-3 R; Jared Purdy 1-1 2B, 3 RBI; Hirchert 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 SO. Mayville, Jake Pladson 1-4; Alex Berry 1-3 R; Danny Scholand 1-3 R; Mickey Berry 1-3; Monson 1-3 2 RBI; Jake Bilden 2-4 RBI; Jace Ingebretson 1-4; Hayden Bring 1-4; Connor Weber 1-3.

Championship

Merchants 11, Elks 2

M 103 000 007 -- 11 13 0

E 000 200 000 -- 2 4 1

Hirchert and Fontana. Christian Hackworth, Cam Jenkins (8), Seth Pigg (9), Ryan Iliff (9) and Sablan. W--Hirchert. L--Hackworth. HR--Merchants, Dan Ross (GS).

Highlights: Merchants, Anderson 2-5 R; Jensen 2-3 3 R; Erstad 2-4 2B, R, RBI; Hill 3-4 2B, R, 2 RBI; Ross 2-5 HR, 6 RBI; Fontana 2-4 R; Hirchert 9 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 7 SO, 5 BB. Elks, Iliff 1-4 R; Vogler 1-3; Gebhardt 1-1; Krivoruchka 1-4.

Dave Selvig
Selvig has been a sports writer at The Sun since 1999 and sports editor since 2009.
(701) 952-8460
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