Back Row (L-R) – Kara Anderson (Team Manager), Brietta Iverson, Jessica Meland, Rylee Perez, Lexi Lennon
Front Row (L-R) – Pat Bresnahan, Brian Fike, Brady Anderson, Brennen Neva, Jordyn Heck, Leonard Kjelland (Team Manager)
Photo and Article via Leonard Kjelland
FARGO, ND. – Brothers III/Dakota Silver of Valley City won the Division 2 State Coed Softball Championship this past weekend in Fargo. The team went undefeated in the tournament.
In the opening pool play games, Brothers III/Dakota Silver went 3-0, winning by scores of 16-15, 13-3, and a 24-6 win over Aatrix Software of Grand Forks. Rylee Perez and Jessica Meland both went 4-5 in the game against Aatrix. Brennon Neva was 5-5 with a home run and Brady Anderson was 4-5 with a home run and two doubles. In their first game of the double-elimination tournament, Brothers III/Dakota Silver played Murphy’s out of Fargo, defeating them 17-2. Jordyn Heck went 4-4 in the game with a home run and Brietta Iverson went 3-3 with two doubles. In their second game of the tournament, the team held on to beat Hankey Law from Grand Forks 9-8 on a game-ending throw by Brian Fike. Pat Bresnahan went 2-2 with a home run and double in the game. Brothers III/Dakota Silver would play Hankey Law again in the championship of the double-elimination tournament and defeat them by a score of 20-8. In the championship game, Bresnahan went 4-4, Kara Anderson hit 4-5, and Lexi Lennon was also 4-5.
Bresnahan led the team in batting going 19-20 with 2 walks and a home run. Heck hit 12-15 and Cody Nelson-Olstad was 8-9. The tournament included 40 teams from the eastern half of North Dakota separated into four different divisions.
Thank you to Brothers III and Dakota Silver, locally owned businesses in Valley City supporting local teams!