North Dakota Little League State Tournament 2023 announced Fargo Little League as the representative in the Regionals. ND defeated South Dakota in the finals.
The state tournament 2023 in the North Dakota state was not held as there was only one team, Fargo LL, who represented the state as they were directly promoted to the Regionals tournament with other Regional Champions.
Competing in the MidWest Region against all the 7 state champions, North Dakota started their campaign with a huge victory over Kansas State with a 15-1 score.
Rising through the Winner's bracket in the tournament, the team later defeated the Sioux Falls from South Dakota in the Regional finals by a 9-7 score making their place secure in the World Series happening from 16th August in Williamsport, PA.
The World Series team roster includes players like Blaise Ostrom, Cash Martinez, and Jackson Molden.
Fargo Little League World Series roster 2023 includes Evan Eckman, Colin Handson, and catcher Jackson Molden.
A total of 12 players are in the 2023 little league roster with Chad Hanson being the manager for the team. The team's dominant performance in this season or the tournament credit goes also to the other two coaches, Sean Evenson and Todd Molden.
Fargo won the Regional title decider against the North Dakota team by a 9 - 7 score and make their berth at the LLWS. Reese Evenson who can play in three positions struck a three-run inside-the-park homer giving his team the 7-4 lead in the 5th innings of the game.
Game 12 ( Semifinal 1) - North Dakota (W5) 3, South Dakota (W6) 7
Thursday, 10th August 2023
Game 13 ( Semifinal 2) - North Dakota ( L12) 12, Iowa ( W11) 7
Friday, 11th August 2023 - Championship
Game 14 - South Dakota 7, North Dakota 9
North Dakota Little League World Series Schedule 2023
North Dakota Little League bracket 2023 shows that the team's first game will be against the Winner of SouthWest and Mid-Atlantic on Friday, 18th August.
The 10 U.S Regional Champions and the International Champions will compete in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the ultimate trophy, beginning on Wednesday, 16th August.
Fargo Little League will be representing the North Dakota region and will play on Friday on Game 12, where it will face the Winner of Game 4.
Starting in the opening round from the Winners bracket, if they continue their winning run, their path to the trophy will be easier but it depends upon the team's performance on how they cope in the pressurized situations.
Friday, 18th August 2023 (Game 12) - Winner of Game 4 Vs MidWest Region ( Fargo ND), 7 PM, ESPN
If they win their first game, the team will play against the Winner of Game 8 on Monday, 21st August in the winning bracket.
But if they got defeated in Game 12, Fargo will play against the Winner of Game 16 on Game 20, Sunday at 2 PM, 20th August. It will be broadcasted on ABC Network.
Sunday, 20th August 2023 ( Game 20) - Loser of Game 12 Vs Winner of Game 16, 2 PM, ABC ( If they lose Game 12)
Monday, 21st August 2023 ( Game 24) - Winner of Game 12 Vs Winner of Game 8, 7 PM, ESPN 2 ( If they win Game 12)
Fargo will play against Loser of Game 22 during Game 26 on Tuesday, 22nd August if they lose Game 12 but win Game 20. Meanwhile, they will face the Winner of Game 18 if they win Game 24 through the winner's bracket on Game 28 on Tuesday.
Two Losses in a tournament will lead to an exit from the series and will not proceed further.
Tuesday, 22nd August 2023
Game 26 - Loser of Game 22 Vs Winner of Game 20, 3 PM ESPN ( If they win Game 20)
Game 28 - Loser of Game 24 Vs Winner of Game 18, 7 PM, ESPN ( If they lose Game 24)
If North Dakota faces defeat in any Game 26 and 28, they will get restricted from advancing to another round. But if the team wins in Game 26, they will face the Winner of Game 28 and vice versa.
Wednesday, 23rd August 2023
Game 32 - Winner of Game 28 Vs Winner of Game 26, 7 PM, ESPN
Thursday, 24th August 2023
Game 34 - Loser of Game 30 Vs Winner of Game 32, 7 PM, ESPN ( If they win Game 32)
Saturday, 26th August 2023 - U.S Championship
Game 36 - Winner of Game 30 Vs Winner of Game 34 ( if they win Game 34)
The Little League World Series final is on 27th August at 3 PM, including the third place playoff game where the loser of Game 36 and Game 35 will be up against each other.
Sunday, 27th August 2023
Game 37 ( Third Place) - Loser of Game 36 Vs Loser of Game 35 ( 11 AM, ESPN) ( If North Dakota loses Game 36)
Game 38 ( LLWS Finals) - Winner of Game 36 Vs Winner of Game 35 ( 3 PM, ABC) ( If North Dakota wins Game 36)
And if the team wins Game 38, they will be crowned the 2023 Ultimate Little League World Series Champions 2023.