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Prep Baseball: Rocori sinks Paynesville

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Prep Baseball: Rocori sinks Paynesville
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ST. CLOUD -- Rocori topped Paynesville for the Section 6AA-West title 8-0 Thursday.

The Bulldogs (15-8) still advanced to the Section 6AA Final Four Monday. Paynesville will face the loser of the St. Cloud Cathedral-Little Falls game at 5 p.m. Monday at Putz Field.

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Blaine Athmann of Rocori held the Bulldogs to two hits, both singles from Jordan Lieser and Aaron Lund. Athmann struck out six and walked three.

Paynesville trailed 1-0 through four innings, but the Spartans (19-3) broke out with five runs in the fifth.

Mathias Butala went 2-for-2, including a triple and two sacrifice flies, and three RBI. Ben Rausch had a double and two RBI.

Rocori 8, Paynesville 0

Paynesville (15-8) 000 000 0 -- 0 2 1

Rocori (19-3) 100 052 x -- 8 8 2

HITTING - Paynesville: Jordan Lieser 1-for-3; Aaron Lund 1-for-2 ... Rocori: Derek Lieser 1-for-3; Zach Hinkemeyer, 2-for-4; Mathias Butala 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3b, 2 sac flies, 3 rbi; Scott Willenbring 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Ben Rausch 1-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Mike Holbrook 1-for-2, 2 sb's

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Paynesville: Jordan Lieser (L) 4Zc-6-6-6-2-1, others not available ... Rocori: Blaine Athmann (W) 7-2-0-0-3-6

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