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Prep baseball: Delano no-hits Litchfield

DELANO — Litchfield was held hitless Monday by Delano’s Zach Muckenhirn as the Dragons lost 4-0 in the winner’s bracket final of the Section 5AA playoffs.

A three-run third inning was enough for second-ranked Delano to down the Dragons (12-8) and advance to the section championship. Litchfield will play Providence Academy — coached by former Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Tapani — today at 7 p.m. in Delano in the loser’s bracket final. The winner will then meet Delano on Thursday to play for a berth in the state tournament.

Dylan Koll struck out five and gave up eight hits, three earned runs and a walk in a complete-game loss. Muckenhirn fanned 12 while walking three Dragons.

Delano 4, Litchfield 0

Delano  003 001 0 — 4 8 0

Litchfield             000 000 0 — 0 0 1 

HITTING – Delano: Toby Hanson 2-3 2b rbi, Jon Dahl 2-4 run, Christian Triplett 1-3 rbi … Litchfield: no hits

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Delano: WP-Zach Muckenhirn 7-0-0-0-3-12 … Litchfield: LP-Dylan Koll 7-8-4-3-1-5