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West Fargo’s Brittany Rheault pitches against Grand Forks Red River at Anderson Fields in Fargo on Thursday. Carrie Snyder

Softball team wins first four games

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The Packers softball team exploded onto the scene in the first week of its state title defense.

The team earned high-scoring wins against Shanley (9-0), Grand Forks Red River (12-0 and 11-2) and Minot Ryan (10-0) to skyrocket to first place in the Eastern Dakota Conference.


In their first game, senior ace Brittany Rheault struck out 12 batters in a complete game shutout. On the offensive side, she managed to go 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

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