PHENIX CITY, ALA. — A four-run fourth inning helped the West Fargo Rattlers snap a three-game losing streak at the 10U World Series Monday.
Aided by three Southwest errors, the Rattlers had their most productive inning of the tournament in an 8-3 win . After Southwest got a run back in the bottom of the fourth, the Rattlers added two more insurance runs in the fifth to put the game away.
Calan Klinske and Hudson Mapes each had two hits with Klinske driving in a run and scoring three times. Mapes, Grayden Peterson and Max Zenker also had RBIs in the win.
The eight-run output doubled the total West Fargo had put up in its first four tournament games combined.
The Rattlers opened the World Series with a 2-1, eight-inning win over The Hill, as Matthew Dick drove in Brody Tollefson for the game-winning sacrifice fly.
The North Dakota state champions then suffered three straight losses, losing 4-1 to Phenix City Youth, 3-0 to Indiana 10U and 9-1 to North Carolina 10U.
The Rattlers returned to action at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.