The West Fargo Vets nabbed both the East Region championship and the No. 1 seed ahead of this week’s Senior Babe Ruth Class A state tournament in Valley City.
The Vets topped Devils Lake 5-3 to clinch the title during the region tournament at Jack Williams Stadium July 28-31. Griffen Staahl hit a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to help lift West Fargo to a championship win.
The Vets opened the tournament with an 11-1 win over the Fargo Bombers behind the pitching of Skyler Hoard. West Fargo beat Valley City 2-0 in the second game thanks to a combined pitching effort by Mathew Heupel and Cullen Pellet.
To get to the championship game, a solid offensive performance and a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the seventh by Mason Hoff carried the Vets to a 7-6 thriller over the Fargo Jets.
Top-seeded West Fargo will face No. 4 seed Minot at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 .The tournament runs Aug. 4-8 in Valley City.