NEW YORK MILLS — Scoring six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Ashby put the 10-run rule into effect, beating Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in a Section 6A elimination game at New York Mills.

With the win, the Arrows advanced to the Section 6A championship against New York Mills. The Eagles went on to win that game, 6-3, and secure the section championship.

Wylee Lottman was 2-for-2 for the Fighting Saints, hitting a solo home run to lead off the game. He also started the game, tossing four innings.

Isaac Call was 3-for-3 with a double for KMS. Isaac Rudningen finished 2-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases.

The Arrows were led by the bat of Torin Olson, who was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. He hit a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the fourth.

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The Fighting Saints end the season with a 19-2 record.

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's Devon Swanson takes a swing at pitch in a Section 6A elimination game against Ashby on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at New York Mills. 

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Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's Devon Swanson takes a swing at pitch in a Section 6A elimination game against Ashby on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at New York Mills. Eric Morken / Forum News Service

Section 6A

Ashby 12, KMS 2

KMS 200 000- 2 8 3
Ashby 130 116-12 9 1
Hitting - KMS: Wylee Lottman 2-2 hr r rbi sb bb-2, Isaac Call 3-3 2b bb, Isaac Rudningen 2-3 sb-2, Jaiden Henjum 1-3, Alex Call 0-4 r, Brody Forsell 0-1 rbi bb hbp … Ashby: Torin Olson 2-4 2b hr r rbi-3 hbp, Carter Spangler 1-5 rbi, Jaden Norby 1-2 r-2 rbi sb-3 bb-3, Evan Paulson 1-4 sb, Brodie Ecker 2-3 r-2 rbi hbp, Matson Hoff 1-3 r rbi bb, Carson Spangler 1-3 r-2 rbi bb, Hunter Norby 0-2 r sb bb-2, Miles Hoff 0-1 r bb-2 hbp, Easton Nelson r, Richie Johnson r.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - KMS: Lottman (L) 4-5-5-4-5-2, I. Call 1-0-3-2-2-0, Forsell 2/3-4-4-4-2-0 … Ashby: Cart. Spangler 2/3-2-2-1-3-0, Paulson (W) 5 1/3-6-0-0-3-2.

Section 2A final

Game 2

Springfield 4, BOLD 1

Springfield got the cushion it needed to claim the Section 2A championship with a victory over BOLD at ISG Field in Mankato. The Tigers scored three runs in the top of the third inning.

Mason Leonard drove in a pair of runs with an RBI single. Brenden Buerkle reached home on an error to put the Tigers ahead.

On the mound, Jakob Nachreiner threw six innings, striking out four in the win. Tori Helget threw a scoreless seventh to get the save and send the Tigers to state for the 11th time and for the first time since 2016.

Braeden Tersteeg was 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Warriors. Aidan Elfering had an RBI single in the first inning that scored Avery Herdina. Zeke Walton was hit with the loss after striking out five with four hits and three walks allowed. None of the three runs Walton allowed were earned.

BOLD wraps up the 2021 season with a 20-7 record.

Springfield 003 000 1-4 6 1
BOLD 100 000 0-1 5 2
Hitting - Springfield: Dylan Batzlaff 1-4 r-2, Mason Leonard 2-3 rbi-2 bb, Jason Berberich 2-4 rbi, Jakob Nachreiner 1-3, Tori Helget 0-2 r bb sac, Brenden Buerkle 0-2 r bb sac, Kyle Quesenberry 0-2 rbi sac … BOLD: Braeden Tersteeg 2-4 2b, Avery Herdina 1-4 r sb, Aidan Elfering 1-1 rbi sb bb-2, Tate Sheehan 1-2 hbp.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Springfield: Nachreiner (W) 6-5-1-1-2-4, Helget (Sv) 1-0-0-0-0-0 … BOLD: Zeke Walton (L) 5-4-3-0-3-5, Herdina 1-1-1-1-0-2, Elfering 1-1-0-0-0-0.

Game 1

BOLD 5, Springfield 0

Thanks to a complete-game outing from Aidan Elfering, BOLD won Game 1 of the Section 2A championship against Springfield at ISG Field in Mankato.

Elfering allowed two hits and no walks, striking out 12. He was also 1-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Eli Walton was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for the Warriors.

Tori Helget and Jason Berberich each went 1-for-3 for the Tigers.

BOLD 001 012 1-5 6 1
Springfield 000 000 0-0 2 3
Hitting - BOLD: Avery Herdina 1-4 rbi, Aidan Elfering 1-3 2b r rbi-2 bb, Zeke Walton 1-4, Tim Peppel 1-1 bb hbp, Eli Walton 2-4 r rbi, Braeden Tersteeg 0-2 r hbp, Tate Sheehan 0-3 r rbi bb, Drew Sagedahl 0-1 r bb hbp sac … Springfield: Tori Helget 1-3, Jason Berberich 1-3.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - BOLD: Elfering (W) 7-2-0-0-0-12 … Springfield: Mason Leonard (L) 5-3-2-2-4-5, Dylan Batzlaff 2-3-3-0-0-1.

Section 3A final

Adrian 4,

YME 3

Adrian’s Evan Lenz drew a walkoff bases-loaded walk to send Adrian to the Class A state tournament with a win over Yellow Medicine East in the Section 3A championship at Yankee Field in Milroy.

The Dragons make their sixth state appearance and their first since 2016.

Marshall Wagner finished 2-for-3 with a run for the Dragons. Lenz was 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base. Quenten Wolf struck out six in four innings of relief to get the win.

Caleb Jans was the Sting’s top hitter, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Nikson Knapper was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a stolen base, and Nolan Hildahl was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Ty Schulte took the loss despite striking out 11 over 4-2/3 innings in relief.

YME ends the season at 18-8.

YME 000 201 0-3 4 1
Adrian 101 100 1-4 5 1
Hitting - YME: Caleb Jans 2-4 2b rbi, Nikson Knapper 1-2 rbi-2 sb bb-2, Nolan Hildahl 1-3 r hbp, Hunter Wilke 0-3 r sb bb-2, Tyler Nordaune 0-2 r bb hbp … Adrian: Evan Lenz 1-3 r rbi sb bb, Quenten Wolf 1-4 r, Marshall Wagner 2-3 r bb, Andy Rahe 1-3 sb bb, Dawson Krahling 0-2 rbi-2 sf hbp, Breyer Hieronimus 0-3 rbi bb, Isaac Bullerman 0-4 r sb.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: Bryce Sneller 2-4-2-2-1-3, Ty Schulte (L) 4 2/3-1-2-1-5-11, Wilke 0-0-0-0-2-0 … Adrian: Lenz 3-2-2-2-3-3, Andy Rahe 0-1-0-0-1-0, Wolf (W) 4-1-1-1-3-6.

Game 1

YME 3, Adrian 2

Yellow Medicine East earned the win by scoring a run in the top of the seventh inning at Milroy, enabling the Sting to force a second game in the Section 3A championship bracket.

Nikson Knapper earned the win for YME with 12 strikeouts in seven innings.

YME 011 000 1-3 3 1
Adrian 001 010 0-2 4 2
Hitting - YME: Hunter Wilke 0-3 r bb, Caleb Jans 1-3 r bb 2b, Nikson Knapper 0-3 rbi, Cody Dahlager 0-3 r bb, Bryce Sneller 1-2 r rbi bb 2b, Nolan Hildahl 0-2 bb, Tyler Nordaune 1-2 bb, Cole Fischer 0-3 hbp ... Adrian: Evan Lenz 0-3 bb, Quinten Wolf 1-4 rbi, Marshall Wagner 1-3 rbi 2b, Dawson Krahling 1-3 2b, Scott Zebe 0-2 r bb, Andy Rahe 1-3 r, Takoby Mack 0-2 hbp, Isaac Bullerman 0-2 hbp.

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - YME: Knapper (W) 7-4-2-2-2-12 ... Adrian: Krahling 6-3-3-2-5-9, Quinten Wolf (L) 1-0-0-0-1-1.