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Pine Island ousted; Jordan wins again

Post-Bulletin staff

JORDAN — Pine Island was eliminated Saturday from the Third District, Division II Legion baseball tournament, by the same team that eliminated Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Friday.

Saturday, LeSueur-Henderson blanked P.I. 7-0; Friday, LS-H drubbed Z-M 11-1.

Pine Island’s only hits were singles by Mike Lerum and Brandon Arndt.  P.I. had a threat in the sixth inning but left the bases loaded. 

Pine Island, which had defeated LS-H 7-6 in the opening round last weekend, finishes 11-12 on the season.

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The rest of the tournament had some excitement. T.J. Oakes threw a perfect game for Jordan (12 strikeouts, 87 pitches) in a 5-0 win over Sibley East in the winners bracket finals.

Sibley then beat Le Sueur-Henderson to earn a second shot at Jordan — the five-time defending district champion and four-time defending state champion — in the championship round.

Sibley East beat Jordan 6-5 on a walkoff homer to force a deciding game.

Jordan won that one 3-1 to win the title and advance to the state meet beginning Friday in LeSueur.

LE SUEUR-HEND. 7, PINE ISLAND 0

Pine Island 000 000 0 — 0 2 4

LS-H 051 010 x — 7 8 0

LP — Jesse Donahue.

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