North America Special Olympics Softball Tournament begins


For Special Olympics North Dakota President and CEO Kathy Meagher, the state getting to host the North America Special Olympics Softball Tournament is a big opportunity.

“People are learning a lot about North Dakota,” Meagher said. “They’re learning that not only do we have a great state, but the people and work ethic are absolutely fantastic.” 

The opening ceremony at Municipal Ballpark took place at night, but the games actually started earlier in the day.

The host North Dakota Roughriders took on Wisconsin and the Mississippi Mudbugs today.

After dropping the first game to Wisconsin, the Roughriders found themselves down 13-0 to the Mudbugs at one point, but Mohamed Kemoki singled to try and start a two-out rally.

Later in the inning, Lance Johner would single down the left field line to bring home the first run of the game for North Dakota.

But the rally was a short one, as North Dakota would be limited to the lone run. The Roughriders went on to lose 16-1, but player Ray Carlson said the team did everything they could.

“Playing out here with these other states. We tried our best, Having fun, and having good sportsmanship,” Carlson said.

The team will play two more games tomorrow.

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