GLENWOOD - It wasn't a banner day for hitters with New York Mills' Derin Gaudette and BBE's Jackson Peter on the mound.
Jaguars hitters had trouble figuring out what to do with Gaudette's stuff, and the only Eagle who had much luck at the plate against Peter was Gaudette himself.
He did just enough, and it was all he needed.
Gaudette one-hit the Jaguars and he drove in the game's only runs with a two-run single in the top of the first as the Eagles forced a second game in the Section 6A championship with a 2-0 win on Friday at Minnewaska High School.
BBE defeated the Eagles 4-2 on Wednesday to move into the championship, and NYM found its way back into a battle for the section title by downing Parkers Prairie 2-0 in Friday's first game.
The Jags and Eagles meet in a winner-take-all championship game on Saturday.
In the first, NYM's Dylan Fischer and Logan Small hit back-to-back singles and both came around on Gaudette's two-out single.
For offense, that was about it. Gaudette walked Evan Wiener to lead off the second inning and Thaniel Cebulla followed with BBE's only hit. Gaudette and the Eagles ended the mini threat with a double play and a strikeout.
After that, Gaudette set down 17 of the next 18 Jaguars hitters, allowing only a two-out walk in the third. He retired the last 13 batters he faced and he struck out the side in the seventh to end the game.
Peter was every bit as good after allowing the two first-inning runs. Peter worked all seven innings, allowing six hits, no walks and he matched Gaudette with six strikeouts.
From the second to sixth innings, Peter retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced, allowing a harmless single in the fourth inning. He ran into a snag in the seventh, with two Eagles on with one out. But he recorded a strike out and got a ground out to end the inning.
NYM 2, BBE 0
NYM 200 000 0-2 6 0
BBE 000 000 0-0 1 1
Hitting - New York Mills: Dylan Fischer 1-3 r, Logan Small 1-3 r, Derin Gaudette 2-3 rbi-2, Abe Larson 1-3, Drey Roberts 1-3 ... Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Thaniel Cebulla 1-3
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New York Mills: Gaudette (W) 7-1-0-0-3-6 ... Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa: Jackson Peter (L) 7-6-2-2-0-6
DULUTH-Daniel Walsh had two hits and drove in two runs and Sam Baier and Kevin Saenze both had two hits and drove in runs to lead the Willmar Stingers over Duluth 8-5 and back into a tie for first in the Northwoods League Great Plains division on Friday at Wade Stadium.
Willmar is 8-3, tied with Bismarck for first in the division. The Larks entered the night a game up on the Stingers but lost to La Crosse on Friday night.
Willmar starter and winner Tyler Bosma allowed two runs on four hits in five innings and he struck out seven.
The Stingers and Huskies play the second game of a brief, two-game weekend set at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. Willmar moves on to play at St. Cloud at 4:05 p.m. Sunday before returning to Willmar to play host to St. Cloud at 7:05 p.m. Monday.
Willmar 100 203 020-8 11 2
Duluth 002 000 102-5 8 2
Hitting - Willmar: Sam Baier 2-3 3b rbi r-3, Daniel Walsh 2-3 rbi-2 r, John Trousdale 1-4 rbi, Kevin Saenz 2-5 rbi, Cal Elvers 0-3 r, Brandon Bohning 2-5 r, Andrew Lucas 1-5 r, James Gamble 1-3 3b r ... Duluth: Nic Kent 3-5 rbi-2 r, Ramon Enriquez 1-4 2b rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Tyler Bosma (W) 5-4-2-2-2-7, Jake Marsh 2-3-1-1-0-3, John Bezdicek 2-1-2-2-1-2 ... Duluth: Troy Newell (L) 5-4-3-3-4-4, Evan Yedinak 1-4-3-2-1-2, Logan VanWey 3-3-2-2-0-7
St. Cloud 2
Dylan Arndorfer, Sam Etterman, Asaiah Smith and Joe Price all drove in two runs as the Willmar Post 1639 VFW team opened its season with a win in St. Cloud.
Arndorfer doubled twice and Andrew Baumgart, who was the winning pitcher, also had two hits and drove in a run. Sam Raitz struck out the side in the fifth to end the game.
Willmar 033 70-13 9 2
St. Cloud 101 00-2 3 3
Hitting - Willmar Post 1639: Dylan Arndorfer 2-4 2b-2 rbi-2 r, Sam Etterman 1-3 rbi-2 r, Chase Dirksen 0-0 r, Jett Salonek 1-3 2b rbi r-2, Dalton Ogdahl 0-3 rbi r, Asaiah Smith 1-2 2b rbi-2 r-2, Hunter Magnuson 1-1, Andrew Baumgart 2-3 rbi r, Sam Raitz 0-2 r-2, Joe Price 1-2 rbi-2 r, Ian Koosman 0-2 rbi r ... St. Cloud Blue: Lenzmeier 1-1 rbi, Wensman 1-2 rbi, Larson 1-3 2b r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar Post 1639: Baumgart (W) 4-3-2-0-2-4, Raitz 1-0-0-0-0-3 ... St. Cloud Blue: Braegelman (L)