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Amateur baseball: Bullfrogs top Raymond

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Raymond Rockets shortstop takes the throw from catcher Tyler Steen but Bird Island's Ben Maiers is safe at second with a stolen base in the second inning at Lilleberg Field in Raymond on Friday. Four of the six Cornbelt teams will advance to the region tournament at Bird Island.

RAYMOND -- Luke Kramer had a bases-clearing double in No. 4 Bird Island's four-run first inning, and the Bullfrogs beat No. 1-seed Raymond on Friday.

Bird Island roughed up Raymond starter Tyler Knott for nine runs in two innings on its way to a 13-4 win.

The Bullfrogs' Ryan Hebrink was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and Sean Dollarschell and Dylan Gass each had two hits.

For the Rockets, Brandon Madsen was 3-for-4 and Mike Jeseritz was 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Raymond will play in an elimination game on Wednesday night in the loser's bracket.

Bird Island will play on Sunday against the winner of Friday's Sacred Heart-Milroy game.

Bird Island 13, Raymond 4

Bird Island 432 012 001 -- 13 13 1

Raymond 100 010 200 -- 4 7 7

HITTING - Bird Island: Dylan Gass 2-for-3, rbi, Sean Dollarschell 2-for-6, 2b, rbi, Ryan Hebrink 3-for-5, 2 rbi, Mark Naubauer 1-for-3, 3 rbi, Luke Kramer 3-for-6, 2b, 3 rbi, Alex Gay 1-for-3, Jeremy Martinson 1-for-5 ... Raymond: Brandon Madsen 3-for-4, Tyler Steen 1-for-4, 2b, Mike Jeseritz 1-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi, Jason Meier 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Bird Island: Jesse Bjur (W) 6.1-6-4-3-6-7; Dylan Gass 2.2-1-0-0-3-2 ... Raymond: Tyler Knott (L) 2-8-9-6-2-2; Zach Nelson 7-5-4-1-2-7