Connect with us


Beresford Softball Punches Ticket to State Tournament

The Beresford Watchdog softball team has qualified for the 2023 State A Softball Tournament in the first year ever year of high school softball.  Beresford, the #10 seed in the SoDak 16, defeated #7 Vermillion 7-3 on Tuesday, May 23rd.

Brenna Dann put the Watchdogs on the board first with a double that scored two runs in the top of the first inning.  The Tanagers tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the first.  After a scoreless second inning, Beresford put together a big third inning.  Ivy Keiser had a two run double, Halle Livingston scored on a steal of home, and Keely Merrigan had an RBI single for a 6-2 lead.  Vermillion got one run back in the bottom of third to make the score 6-3.  Keiser gave Beresford one more run in the top of the seventh with an RBI ground out.

Dann had three hits, one a triple and double, and an RBI.  Livingston had two hits.  Keiser had a double with three RBIs. Keely Merrigan had a hit and an RBI.  Reese Olson, Kennedy Merrigan, and Capri Mullinix all had one hit each.  Dann pitched seven innings and allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

Beresford enters the state tournament as the #7 seed and will play West Central on Thursday, June 1st at 3:00 p.m. in Aberdeen.


Must See

More in Softball