New Zealand trio excited to spend summer in Fargo playing softball

Written by Bob on May 29th, 2012

By: Eric Peterson, INFORUM

FARGO, ND – Aaron Knight, Jackson Prime and Zane Van Lieshout flew more than 10,000 miles to play fastpitch softball.

All three landed in Fargo a few weeks back, completing a journey that started in Auckland, N.Z., and had stops in Sydney, Australia; Los Angeles; and Denver along the way.

“I thought it was the opportunity of a lifetime to come over to the states and play softball,” said the 19-year-old Van Lieshout. “I’ve always wanted to travel overseas and play.”

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  1. Mike Kingbird says:

    Zane helped make the tournament this passed weekend a refreshing example of sportsmanship. I was one of the umpires in Fargo this last weekend. From across the diamond I heard “Thanks Mike” and seemed odd, as I would usually here the words “blue”. From behind the plate with Zane catching, we introduced ourselves. He said he was from New Zeeland, and I responded that I’m a Native American. He said he was also a Native from New Zeeland. I’ve been told this spring from a 34 year ump watching his grandaughter play that “you love doing this” (ump). So does Zane (play).

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