On Saturday, May 25, the Williston Coyotes baseball club picked up a pair of wins in WDA West Regional competition to clinch a regional championship in Bismarck.
In the semifinal round, Williston recorded a 2-1 victory over the Mandan Braves. Brady Doeden accounted for two of Williston’s four hits in the ballgame. Meanwhile, Camdin Miller and Denver Sheets each supplied the Coyote offense with a run batted in.
On the mound, Williston right-hander Zach Carson pitched all seven innings, struck out five batters, and did not allow an earned run in the win.
Then in the championship round, Williston defeated Dickinson, 7-5. Garret Hill went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs and leadoff hitter Brady Aberle went 1-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored for the Coyotes. Starting pitcher Charlie Whitlock went four and one-third innings, and allowed three hits and three earned runs in the Williston victory.
The Coyotes have now won 21 games in a row, with their last loss coming on April 16 to Bismarck Century. Up next, Williston will advance to the state tournament where they will take on Fargo Shanley in the Class A quaterfinals. The game is scheduled to be played in Minot on Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m.