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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Raymond’s Tyler Knott kicks in the first inning where he blanked the Eden Valley Hawks on two hits in a 10-0 Rockets' victory Saturday in Region 11 C at Cold Spring Ballpark. See Page B2.

Amateur baseball: Raymond advances in 11C tourney

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Amateur baseball: Raymond advances in 11C tourney
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COLD SPRING — Raymond hit the ball well all night and broke through in the fifth inning to run away with a 7-0 win to advance in Region 11C.

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The game was broken open when Kyle Knott hit a two-run blast in the seventh. That was more than enough run support for the pitching combination of Jordan Smith and Zach Nelson.

Smith and Nelson combined on an eight-hit shutout and also had 10 strikeouts total.

Jordan Daugherty had an awesome game at the dish, contributing three hits and an RBI.

The Rockets continue their playoff run Saturday. They will play Watkins at 4 p.m. in Cold Spring.

Raymond 7,

Cold Spring 0

Raymond             000 030 220 — 7 13 0

Cold Spring        000 000 000 — 0 8 1

HITTING – Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 1-5; Brandon Madsen 2-4 rbi; Tyler Steen 2-5, rbi; Kyle Knott 2-3, 2-run hr, 3 rbi; Jordan Smith 1-3, rbi; Calvin Kosminskas 1-1; John Sawatzky 1-3; Jordan Daugherty 3-4, rbi

… Cold Spring: Rick Burtzel 3-4

 PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) —Raymond: Jordan Smith 6-6-0-0-1-7; Zach Nelson 3-2-0-0-0-3 Cold Spring: Blaine Athmann 7.2-7-7-12-1-6; John Rossman .1-1-0-0-0-0 …

Elimination bracket

Eden Valley 7,

Bird Island 6

Bird Island dropped a 7-6  heartbreaker to end their season.

The Bullfrogs scored twice in the top of the ninth for a 6-4 lead.

Bird Island starter Luke Kramer issued a one-out walk and then gave up back-to-back doubles to tie it up 6-6. Reliever Dylan Gass gave up a walk-off single to the Hawks’ Jeff Haag.

Shawn Dollerschell had three hits for Bird Island.

Bird Island         000 002 022 — 6 9 3

Eden Valley        010 200 103 — 7 8 2

HITTING – Bird Island: Elliot Serbus 1-3, 2b, rbi; Dylan Gass 1-4, rbi; Shawn Dollerschell 3-4, rbi; Tyler Hebrink 1-4, 2 rbi; Mark Neubauer 1-4, rbi; Logan Swan 1-3; Andrew Brooks 1-4… Eden Valley: Hayden Willner 1-4, 2b; Joe Thiel 1-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Mike Arnold rbi; Haag 2-3, rbi; Dan Hansen 2-3, rbi; Josh Schumacher 2-4, rbi 

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Bird Island: Kramer (L) 8Z\c-7-7-6-5-8; Dylan Gass Z\c-1-0-0-0-0 … Eden Valley: Dan Hansen 6-6-2-2-1-3; Luke Kramer (W) 1X\c-2-2-2-2-3; Sargent 1Z\c-1-2-1-4-1

Results Saturday

Raymond 10,

Eden Valley 0

The Rockets piled up 13 hits, three by leadoff Mike Jeseritz and two each by Tyler Steen and Jordan Smith.

Raymond’s big right-hander Tyler Knott calmed the Hawks on two hits, walking one, with four strikeouts.

Raymond             003 131 1 —10 13 4

Eden Valley        000 000 0 —  0  2  3

HITTING – Ray: Mike Jeseritz 3-for-4, Brandon Madsen 1-for-4, Tyler Steen 2-for-4, 2b, 3b, 2 rbi; Jordan Smith 2-for-4, 2b; Justin Koenen 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Jordan Daugherty 1-for-2, Jason Meyer 1-for-2,  rbi, John Sawatzky 1-for-2, 2b, rbi… EV:  Mike Arnold 1-for-3, Gary Peters 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Ray: Tyler Knott (W) 7-2-0-0-1-4 … EV: Cameron Knudson (L) 4-7-5-5-1-3, 2 hit batters; Hayden Willner 3-5-3-2-2-1

Cold Spring 7,

Bird Island 3

The Rockies exploded for five runs in the fifth and coasted to the finish to upset Bird Island 7-3 in the quarterfinals.

Bullfrog starter Jesse Bjur held firm through four innings but was chased in the fifth when the Rockies strung together four doubles and five runs while batting around.

Tyler Hebrink went 3-for-4 for the Bullfrogs, off Chris Lardy who allowed only six hits over nine innings. He walked one.

Bird Island         000 100 200 —3

Cold Spring        001 050 01x —7 

HITTING – Bird Island: Elliot Serbus  rbi; Hebrink 3-4, 2b; Logan Swan 1-3, rbi; Andy Dollerschell 1-4; Jake Marcus 1-4, rbi … Cold Spring: Kevin Wenner 1-4, 2b, rbi; Ryan Bell 1-5, 2b, 2 rbi; David Jonas 1-5, 2b, rbi; Paul Schreiner 1-3, 2b, rbi; Lardy 1-2; Josh Boom 1-2; Marshall Wirtzfeld 1-1; Mike Holbrook 1-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Bird Island: Bjur (L) 4.2-7-6-6-2-3; Dylan Gass 3.1-1-1-0-3-5 … Cold Spring: Lardy (W) 9-6-3-2-1-2

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