Kindred-Richland repeats as Class B softball state champions


June 3, 2017 7:45 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Kindred-Richland repeated as North Dakota High School Activities Association Class B softball state champions on Saturday, June 3 at Lyle “Trapper” Lawrence Field in Jamestown.

The Vikings posted a 1-0 win over Central Cass to claim its third state championship in four years. Kindred-Richland also won state titles in 2014 and 2016.

Kindred-Richland plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Sophomore Amanda Roesler led the inning off with a single and used her base-running skills to later come around and score the winning run.

Roesler was alert advancing two bases on a sacrifice bunt after third base had been left open during the play. With Roesler on third with one out the Vikings were in good shape for a walk-off win.

Freshman Madison Olien slapped a ball into play with one out. Roesler tried for home sliding safe to beat the throw home from the infield.

The state championship celebration for the Vikings followed.

2017 NDHSAA CLASS B SOFTBALL STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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