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Umpire Dustin Overcash emphatically punches out Raymond’s Brandon Madsen, middle, who was trying to score from second base in the first inning on a single by Kyle Knott Friday in Raymond. Catcher Tyler Dammann holds the ball, after the receiving the relay from left fielder Aaron Zieske and third baseman Shaun Condon. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Amateur Baseball: Rockets take out Granite Falls; Bird Island roughs up Sacred Heart


RAYMOND — John Sawatzky pitched a three-hitter and Raymond set the tone with a six-run first inning in a 10-0 win over Granite Falls on Friday night in the Cornbelt League playoffs.

Raymond’s Mike Jeseritz had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Tyler Steen, Kyle Knott, Caleb Hanson, Jordan Smith, Justin Koenen and Jason Meyer all drove in Rocket runs. Koenen’s RBI came on a solo home run.

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