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Valley Springs is host site of Eastern Dakota District Little League Tournament
By Staff reports

July 12. 2013 9:56AM
The Brandon Valley Baseball Association will host the 2013 Eastern Dakota District Little League Tournament July 12-14 at Legion Park’s Little League Field in Valley Springs. District tournaments are the first round of the International Little League Tournament that culminates with the Little League World Series held in Williamsport, Pa., in August each year.

Little League All Star teams from Brandon Valley, Brookings, Dell Rapids and Huron will participate in this year’s District tournament with the tournament winner advancing to play in the North and South Dakota State Tournament in Rapid City one week later. The State Tournament will feature one team from Fargo, N.D., two teams from Rapid City, and the winner of the Eastern Dakota District Tournament. The state tournament winner advances to play in the Midwest Regional Tournament in Indianapolis and the Midwest Regional tournament champion will play in Williamsport in the Little League World Series.

Admission to the tournament is free of charge to the public.

Playing for the BV All Stars are Will Brown, Jacob Frantzen, Jaxon Haase, Carter Haug, Nate Keegan, Dylan Kirkeby, Connor Knecht, Carter Olthoff, Dayne Peyton, Cole Siegfried, Brad Skorczewski, Alex Tietjen, and Jaxon Warkenthien. The head coach is Chris Brown. He is assisted by Brian Keegan and Al Kirkeby.
Eastern Dakota District Tournament schedule

Friday, July 12
Game 1 5:30 p.m. Brandon Valley vs. Huron
Game 2 7:30 p.m. Brookings vs. Dell Rapids

Saturday, July 13
Game 3 1 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 4 3 p.m. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 5 5 p.m. Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Sunday, July 14
Game 6 2 p.m. Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5
Game 7 (if necessary) 4 p.m. Loser Game 6 (if 1st loss) vs. Winner Game 6

Brandon Valley will be represented in the Eastern Dakota District Little League Tournament July 12-14 at Legion Park in Valley Springs by the BV All-Stars. Members of the team are, from left, row one: Jaxon Warkenthien, Nate Keegan, Jacob Frantzen, Dayne Peyton, Jaxon Haase and Connor Knecht; row two: Coach Chris Brown, Dylan Kirkeby, Carter Haug, Alex Tietjen, Cole Siegfried, Will Brown, Brad Skorczewski, Carter Olthoff and Coach Brian Keegan. Submitted photo

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