Minot wins 2018 NDHSAA Class A Softball State Title
June 2, 2018 5:30 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
FARGO – The certainty that a new NDHSAA Class A softball state champion would be crowned in 2018 was known on Thursday, but which team would take the top spot wasn’t determined until Saturday, June 2 at Mickelson Field in Fargo.
Minot – the No. 4 seed from the West Region – defeated Dickinson 4-2 in the state title game. The Magicians were 0-4 in the previous meeting with the Midgets this season.
West Fargo had won the previous nine NDHSAA-sponsored softball state championships – the last six coming in the Class A division. There was one division of high school softball in North Dakota from 2009-2011 with a Class B division being added in 2012. The Packers lost in the quarterfinals 8-4 to Bismarck Century on Thursday, May 31.
Minot was making its first appearance in a softball state championship game. The Magicians made it count scoring all four of their runs in the third inning.
Dickinson appeared in a Class A softball state championship game in 2015 and 2016 losing both contests to West Fargo.
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