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Little Falls 6,

Long Prairie-GE 4

ST. CLOUD — Spencer Fenske hit a two-run, walk-off home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh giving the No. 2 Little Falls Flyers a 6-4 win over the third seeded Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder in East Subsection 6-2A semifinals.

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Joey Hanowski recorded a home run, two doubles and scored three times including the Flyers’ game-tying run in the seventh. Mitch Dorn added a pair of doubles and two RBIs and was the base runner for the Flyers on Fenske’s game-winning shot.

Little Falls         6 10 1

Long Prairie-GE 4  5 0

WP: Josh Wenzel. LP: Duane Miller. 2B: LF-Joey Hanowski (2), LF-Mitch Dorn (2). HR: LF-Hanowksi, LF-Spencer Fenske. Overall: LF 14-7. Next: Little Falls vs. No. 1 St. Cloud Cathedral/No. 4 Holdingford winner in East Subsection 6-2A championship game at Dick Putz Field, St. Cloud, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

B-H/Verndale 10, Hawley 5

HAWLEY — Jared Hoemberg went 3-4 with a double for the No. 5 Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders as they upset the No. 4 Hawley Nuggets in the North Subsection 6-1A quarterfinals.

Austin Selvey was 2-4 with a double and Nick Jasmer went 1-3 with three RBIs for the Raiders.

B-H/Verndale 10 9 1

Hawley           5 9 4

WP: Dustin Motschenbacher. LP: Pat Arens. 2B: Austin Selvey, Jared Hoemberg. Overall: BHV 10-10. Next: No. 5 Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale vs. No. 1 New York Mills in North Subsection 6-1A semifinals at New York Mills noon Thursday; Final Four first round 5 p.m.

Sebeka 2,

Pine River-Backus 0

SEBEKA — Nathan Holm finished 2-3 with a double as the sixth-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers were eliminated 2-0 by the No. 3 Sebeka Trojans  in Tuesday’s North Subsection 6-1A quarterfinals.

Darian Rubner and Tyler Burgoyne each collected hits for the Tigers, who had the bases loaded with one out in the fourth inning, but failed to manufacture a run.

PR-Backus 0 4 0

Sebeka       2 7 1

WP: Paul Funk. LP: Todd Woelfel. 2B: PRB-Nathan Holm. Overall: PRB 10-10.

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