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2022 Hall of Fame Banquet


2022 Red River Diamond Classic

Hall of Fame Banquet

Sunday February 20, 2022

Ramada by Wyndham 

3333 13th Ave S

 Fargo, ND 

DOORS OPEN AT 4:30 - Dinner at 6:00 and ceremony to follow 


Hall Of Fame Inductees:

Eric Fenstad

Billy Sholl

Ladd Bjugson

 


1992-94

Eric was a third basemen, right fielder, and pitcher for Fargo Legion in 1993 and 1994. He helped the 1992 Fargo Bombers win the district 5 championship and 2nd place in the East Class A Divisional tournament under coaches Jeff Miller and Ty Devine. Under coach Jerry Harter, he was the 1993 Fargo Legion Rookie of the year batting .328 with 9 doubles, 1 HR, 31 runs scored, and 23 RBI in 137 at bats. Team MVP in 1994 batting .361 with 46 runs scored, 44 RBIs, 12 doubles, 3 HR, and only 8 strikeouts. 1994 pitching record of 10-5 with 3 shutouts, 50 strike outs, and an ERA of 2.73 in 68 2/3 innings. Fargo Legion was 73-41 record over two seasons.

Son of Roger and Jan Fenstad, graduate of Shanley High School in 1994 playing varsity football, basketball, and track & field. Two-way starter in football for 3 years. In javelin, he placed 3rd in EDC and 6th at state in 1994 and holds the school record at Shanley High School.

He attended Saint John’s University receiving a bachelor of arts in Psychology and minor in Athletic Training from St. John’s University. Freshman and sophomore years at SJU, he played third base and pitched for JV and varsity baseball team. Struck out a career high 15 hitters in his last college game in 1996 befor joining the SJU track & field team his sophomore year and won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in javelin in 1996 and 1998. Helped SJU win the MIAC track & field championship in 1997. He qualified for the Drake Relays and National Track and Field Division III Championship his sophomore year, and has the 3rd farthest throw in SJU history (192.1 feet).

Eric and his wife Brooke live in Baxter, MN and have four kids – Grant (16), Luke (15), Blake (12), and Sierra (11). He is a noninvasive cardiologist for Minneapolis Heart Institute specializing in cardiovascular imaging, pulmonary hypertension, and general cardiology management.


2005-07

Billy Sholl played baseball for American Legion Fargo Post. During his time with Post 2 from 2005-2007, he hit .357 for his career while sprinting to catch balls in center field.  He was part of the 2005 state champions that had a record of 46-22. Billy hit .359 with 7 HRs and 49 RBIs and won Rookie of the Year in 2005. also was a two-time recipient of the Most Valuable Player in 2006 and 2007. In his career he holds first place in doubles with 50 doubles; second in both hits at 205 and at-bats at 574.  Billy is in the top five in HRs (22) and RBIs (142). After high school he played amateur baseball for the Fargo-Moorhead Expos for six years.
 
Currently, Billy is working at the company his grandfather started in 1952; Dakota Hose & Fittings. Billy is married to his beautiful wife Jessica and they have a son, Colten. Billy has a passion for sports, enjoys spending the summer months at the lake and playing softball.   

 


1981-83

There was nothing he enjoyed more about sports than the comradery he shared with his fellow teammates. On the baseball field, Ladd was a two-year starter with the Fargo American Legion Post 2 Baseball team, finishing state runner-up in 1982. The following year, Ladd and his team won the 1983 North Dakota American Legion Class A State Championship, also finishing 3rd in the Midwest Regional Tournament. He was named the North Dakota American Legion Class A Baseball Player of the Year. Ladd also excelled in hockey, playing for the Fargo North Raiders Youth Program, where he won the Heisler Trophy for most outstanding bantam player. He then went on to play three years of high school hockey at Fargo North, winning back-to-back State Championships in 1981 and 1982. As a captain of the '82 team, Ladd was named All Conference and All Tournament.

After his playing days were over, Ladd took his passion for the game to coaching. He coached for both the Fargo Flyers and Fargo Raiders youth programs, as well as at the high school level, being part of both the boys and girls Fargo North Spartans hockey teams. He also helped start and coach the Fargo North Spartans girls' softball program. In all his years of coaching, he has touched the lives of many. Ladd was a part of seven State Championship teams as a player and as a coach. Ladd passed away in 2021.


Ramada Plaza

Fargo 

 


TICKET OR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Reserve your banquet tickets below. Tickets purchased through PayPal below will be held at the welcome table at the entrance to the banquet. If you would like them mailed to the purchaser, please make note of that during the PayPal transaction.

Requests to purchase a table or be a sponsor should be made to Sherry Stewart at 218-205-1763 or mnsherz@gmail.com

Ticket Options

 

Master of Ceremonies  

Jack Michaels 

Fargo/Moorhead 30-year sportscaster, voice of UND Football and Women’s basketball, voice of the FM RedHawks, and Host of the Jack Michaels Show on 740 the Fan


If you are interested or have any contacts, such as employers, businesses, co workers or friends that would be interested in purchasing individual tickets, a table, or sponsoring  this event please call or text Sherry Stewart at 218-205-1763 or fill out the form below and mail it in.

 

Fargo Post 2 Baseball

PO Box 2664

Fargo, ND 58108





 

Guest Speaker   

Dave Williams

Mental Conditioning & Peak Performance Coach

Sport Psychology | Mental Conditioning | Peak Performance

ABOUT Dave Williams

 

  • Mental conditioning & peak performance coach.
  • Works with athletes, coaches, teams, and military members from across the country.
  • Holds a master’s degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • Former teacher, adjunct professor, & college baseball coach
  • Played college baseball at North Dakota State University.
  • Coached 3 State Championship baseball teams in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Coached the 2012 State championship Bomber team, leading them to a 44-12 record with a team batting average of .357.
  • Was a bat boy for Post 2 while his Dad Darwin coached for Post 2
  • 2-time winner of the North Dakota Scholastic State Chess Championships
  • Has worked as a mental skills coach for the NY Mets and interned as a Mental Performance coach for the Cleveland Indians
  • He was a cognitive performance coach with the US Air Force and currently trains the US Army in resilience and performance psychology
  • Currently Dave is a cognitive performance coach at Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Dave and his wife Kasey married in 2013 at Jack Williams Stadium and currently resides in Columbia, SC with his wife, son David, and daughter Teddi

 

Award Winners

Don Harney Distinguished Service Award

 

Louie Thrash

Joe and Carol Parmer Volunteer Award 

 

Tammy Linn

Jim McLaughlin Community Award

 

Ten Little Chickens Photography 

Silent Auction

These great collectibles and other items will be available for bidding with all proceeds supporting Fargo Post 2 Baseball.