Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich wins NDHSAA Class B baseball state title


June 5, 2021 9:45 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

JAMESTOWN – Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich is no stranger to undefeated championship seasons.

The Cardinal football team has executed three consecutive undefeated campaigns highlighted by three NDHSAA Division A state titles in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

On Saturday, June 5 Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich capped another undefeated season, this time on the baseball diamond by defeating LaMoure-Litchville/Marion 9-1 in the 2021 NDHSAA Class B baseball state championship game at Jack Brown Stadium. The Cardinals ended the baseball season 24-0.

And if you are wondering there are common threads to both programs … thera are. Many in fact.

The baseball team’s coach Josh Krivarchka is also the head football coach who has patrolled the sidelines for the Cardinals’ 38-game win streak on the gridiron.

Fourteen of the baseball team’s 15 players also played on the football team during the fall that defeated Lisbon 42-28 in the Division A championship game at the FARGODOME.

Two of the team’s handful of All-State football players – Simon Romfo and Grant Romfo, who are twin brothers – were also big contributors on the Cardinals’ undefeated run in baseball.

Simon Romfo hit the tournament’s only home run during the team’s 6-1 quarterfinals win against Beulah. He was named Class B Senior Athlete of the Year following the game – an award that is voted on and sponsored by the North Dakota High School Coaches Association.

Grant Romfo was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the championship game.

The Cardinals also got a solid pitching performance by senior Cooper Zimmer, who tossed a complete game striking out three batters and yielding just the one run on four hits. Zimmer also helped out his own cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs.

The Loboes were led by junior Dalton Madcke, who was 2-for-3.

Earlier Saturday, Beulah defeated North Star 4-0 in the seventh-place game, Central Cass defeated Bishop Ryan 6-3 in the fifth-place game and Thompson defeated Renville County 6-1 in the third-place game.

2021 NDHSAA CLASS B BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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