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La Crescent takes sub-section title

PLAINVIEW -- La Crescent won the Section One, Class AA East Sub-section with a win over St. Charles. The Lancers erased a 2-1 deficit with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Tommy Hagen knocked out three hits for the Saints, who collected six in the game. Paul McKay had a run-scoring single in the third, and Chris Ask drove in a run in the seventh.

St. Charles 002 000 1; -- 3 6 2

; La Crescent 100 052 x; -- 8 9 2

; Ask, McKay (5) and Denzer; Curran, Bartz (7) and Tukua.

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Caledonia 3, Cotter 2

Winona Cotter had the tying run on third base when Caledonia recorded the final out. The Ramblers entered the bottom of the seventh down 3-1, but, following a walk and two singles, Cotter had one run in and runners at the corners. After an intentional walk loaded the bases, a fly ball to left field ended the game.

A two-run home run by Kevan Meiners in the third gave Caledonia a 3-0 lead. Meiners belted a pair of round-trippers on Saturday.

Caledonia 012 000 0 -- 3 5 0

; Winona Cotter 000 010 1 -- 2 9 3

; Bauer, Conway (5), Ke. Meiners (7) and Schiltz; O'Brien, Belter (6) and Wanek.

St. Charles 15, Caledonia 2

A Caledonia error opened the door for a five-run St. Charles first as the Saints finished sub-section runner-up and secured a spot in the Section 1AA tournament. Mike Deutschman, Sam Pedersen and Kevin Banitt followed up the error with run-scoring singles, and St. Charles was in control.

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Matt Kohn hit a three-run jack as the Saints tacked on four more runs in the second inning. Kohn was the beneficiary of the run-support; he worked four innings and struck out three before giving way to Shawn Sanders.

Tommy Hagen, Chris Ask and Pedersen all had two hits for the Saints, who face Rochester Lourdes in the first round of the Section 1AA Tournament. That game will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hudson Field.

St. Charles 542; 004 -- 15 11 0

; Caledonia 110; 000 -- 2 5 6

; Kohn, Sanders (5) and Banitt; Conway, Kruckow (4), Ke. Meiners (5), Schiltz (6) and Schiltz, Conway (6).

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