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McNeilly, Sickler selected to senior all-star series

Batterymates Jordie McNeilly and Amber Sickler, two seniors from the Dickinson High softball team, were selected to the West All-Star roster for the 2018 SCHEELS Softball All-Star Series.

Game one of the series will be held in Fargo on Monday, June 4. Game two will take place on Tuesday, June 5 and will be preceded with a skills competition.  

Through 13 games played this season, McNeilly is hitting .512 with three home runs, 28 RBIs, and 28 runs scored. Behind the plate, she has only committed one error in 74 total chances.

On the mound, Sickler leads the Midgets with 10 appearances and 39 innings pitched. She holds a 4.13 earned run average and strikeout-to-walk ratio of more than 3-to-1 (38 strikeouts, 12 walks).  

West All-Star rosterAlexis Gullett, Westhope-Newburg-Bottineau. Amber Sickler, Dickinson. Eden Kramer, Bishop Ryan. Elizabeth Leingang, Mandan. Felicity Blair, Bismarck. Jordie McNeilly, Dickinson. Lauren Koski, Wilton-Wing. Madison Kostelecky, Bismarck Century. Marisa Andrysiak, Minot. Mikka Haugeberg, Watford City. Olivia Nihill, Jamestown. Rylie Oen, Des Lacs-Burlington-Lewis & Clark. Sydney Soulis, Jamestown. Whitney Thomas, Bismarck Legacy.West All-Star coachesKurt Grensteiner, Bismarck. Mel Erickson, Des Lacs-Burlington-Lewis & Clark.
Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers ( in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.