NORTH SIOUX CITY — Dakota Valley built an early lead and held on for a 5-2 victory over Beresford in American Legion baseball action on Monday.

Samuel Otten went 3-4 and Eric Johnson had two hits and two RBI to lead Dakota Valley. Ethan Redmond also had two hits. Nathan Rice added a hit in the win.

Beau Van Gelder doubled for Beresford. Alex Atwood and Jack Antonson each had a hit.

Keaton Hensley pitched 6 1/3 innings, striking out 10, for the win. Rice got the final two outs for the save. Tyler Kropuenske took the loss, with Eli Skoglund striking out five in two innings of relief.

Dakota Valley, 1-2, plays in the Crofton Pool of the Lewis & Clark Classic, beginning Friday.

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