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AMATEUR BASEBALL: Kramer, Fort Ripley unbeaten

CROSBY — Brett Kramer pitched a complete game as the Fort Ripley Rebels stayed unbeaten in the Victory League by edging the Cuyuna Range Miners 3-1 Sunday.

Kramer struck out 10 and allowed four hits, but he allowed no runs and just two hits after the first inning.

Rob Veith Jr., Nick Jelacie, Logan Kalis and Jason Sather each had two hits for the Rebels.

Losing pitcher Mac Jones was the only Miner with two hits.

Cuyuna took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on Jones’ RBI single.

That score held up until the top of the eighth when the Rebels struck for two runs. Sather delivered a game-tying RBI single and Austin a sacrifice fly.  

Fort added an insurance run in the ninth when Rob Veith Jr. reached on a 2-out infield single and scored on Kramer's double.

Jones, who went eight innings, pitched out of several early jams to preserve the Miner’s lead.  

Fort Ripley     3 9 0

Cuyuna Range 1 4 0

WP: Brett Kramer. LP: Mac Jones.

Brewers 14, Bulldogs 5

PIERZ — Greg Pohlkamp went 4-for-5 with a grand slam and seven RBIs as the Pierz Brewers rallied in the seventh inning to defeat the Pierz Bulldogs 14-5 Saturday night.  

The Bulldogs led 5-4 heading to the bottom of the seventh, but Michael Weber's 2-run single put the Brewers ahead 6-5. The Brewers pushed across six more runs with two outs to go ahead 12-5 with Pohlkamp’s grand slam the big blast of the inning. 

Tyler Christen relieved Pohlkamp and pitched five innings of shutout, hitless relief with eight strikeouts to get the win.

Mitchell Boser collected his first Victory League hit for the Brewers, who received three his apiece from Dylan Kummet and Breck Weber. Tyler Stein and Alvin Kimman each had two.

For the Bulldogs, Paul Herman had three hits, including a double, and drove in three runs and Ben Watercott had two hits.

Pierz Bulldogs  5 7 2

Pierz Brewers 14 19 2

WP: Tyler Christen. LP: Joel Hendrickson.

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