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Pierz eliminates Crosslake Legion

Brad Meyer pitched seven innings and struck out six to help lead No. 1 Pierz to a 10-4 victory over No. 2 Crosslake/Fifty Lakes/Pequot Lakes in the South Subdistrict 6, Division II baseball championship game on Thursday, July 18.

Hunter Leslie was 2-for-4, including a home run, for Crosslake/FL/PL. Pierz enjoyed a 12-9 edge in hits. Pierz also didn’t commit an error while Crosslake/FL/PL had three. Aspen Florey was the losing pitcher.

Winning pitcher Brad Meyer finished 3-4 and also homered, Logan Meyer was 3-4 and added two home runs and Ben Boser was 4-4 for Pierz, which improved to 12-1 overall.

Pierz is scheduled play in the district tournament at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25. Crosslake/FL/PL is the subdistrict runnerup and drops to 7-8 overall.

Crosslake/FL/PL 2, Aitkin 0

Jordan Redmond threw a two-hit shutout to lift No. 3 Crosslake/FL/PL past No. 2 Aitkin 2-0 in opening round of the South Subdistrict Division II tournament on Tuesday, July 16, in Aitkin.

Redmond struck out six while Gavin Bickford and Travis Noska each had a double and single. Justin Olson successfully executed a suicide squeeze bunt to score Bickford in the third inning. Crosslake/FL/PL enjoyed a 6-2 edge in hits.

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