The first week of the season was a productive one for the West Fargo Legion baseball team, which got off to a 3-1 start.
The Patriots opened league play on Monday with a doubleheader split with Grand Forks, winning the opener 5-2 before falling (SCORE) in game two.
West Fargo took the lead for good in the opener, when Alex Urlaub laid down a bunt that rolled all the way down the third base line before hitting the bag for an RBI single, putting the Patriots ahead 3-2.
Brayden Jacobson and Ryan Reynolds added RBIs in the fourth and fifth, while Jacobson didn't allow a hit over his final four innings of work on the mound.
Game two got off to a bad start, as a first-inning error and pass ball led to two Grand Forks runs. Post 6 then expanded its lead in the top of the third on a three-run home run by Joe Grabanski.
West Fargo had several opportunities to cut into the lead, but stranded multiple runners on base in # of seven innings, leaving the bases loaded in the third and fifth.
The Patriots opened the season with a pair of non-league wins over Moorhead last Wednesday and Thursday.
Jacobson and Carter Dodd both had three hits and three RBIs in the season opener, a 9-3 West Fargo win.
The next night would be more difficult, as the Patriots fell behind 2-0 early. But behind five strikeouts from Dodd on the mound and a late rally, they escaped Moorhead with a 4-2 win.