Lansford – The North Dakota Class B Legion Baseball West Regional Tournament kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday) in Lansford.
The Stanley Legion team finished up the regular season in a three-way tie for first place with Hazen and Burlington. There appears to be an intense showdown in the works, only the top two teams from the West Region Tournament will advance to the State Class B Legion Tournament,
The Stanley Legion team consists of a mixture of players from Stanley and surrounding communities, but the team has meshed together well and appears to be playing their best of the season at the right time. “The kids on our team get along really well,” said Stanley Legion Coach Cory Rice. “I have a competitive group who want to go to state.”
The team will lean on recent Stanley graduates Mason Rice, Kaydin Meiers, and Ryan Nesheim for leadership. “The seniors have to lead the way. I hope they will get us through the hard times. ” said Cory Rice.
That leadership and the team’s regular season success has the group confident that they can make some noise in the post season. “Expectations are high and a state birth is what we expect,” said Rice.
That sentiment was echoed by Kaydin Meiers, “This season has been a big turnaround from last year. We have beaten teams that we had never beaten before. Our goal is to compete and make it to state.”
The trio of Rice (Mayville State), Meiers (Northland), and Nesheim (U-Mary) will be going their separate ways soon but they are hoping to make some lasting memories before they bid farewell.
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Final Team Standings
- Hazen 11-3
- Stanley 11-3
- Burlington 11-3
- Garrison 7-7
- Renville County 5-7
- Bottineau 4-8
- Crosby 1-11
- Tioga 0-12
ND Class B Legion Tournament Bracket (West Region)
What? North Dakota Class B Legion West Regional
Where? Lansford, ND
When? 10:30 AM on Wednesday. (Stanley plays at 6PM on Wednesday)
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