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AREA BASEBALL: Eckman helps Flyers stay alive

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ST. CLOUD — Collin Eckman went 4-for-4 to help the Little Falls Flyers outlast Melrose 12-9 in a Section 6-2A losers bracket game Monday at Putz Field.

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Eckman, a sophomore and the Flyers’ No. 9 hitter, ripped two triples and drove in three runs.

Mitch Dorn and Spencer Fenske were both 2-4 for the Flyers, who improved to 16-8 with their sixth win in the last seven games. 

Aaron Hallberg came on in relief to get the win. In 3.2 innings pitched, he allowed four hits and four runs (1 earned) with one strikeout.

Little Falls 12 11 4

Melrose       9 9 4

WP: Aaron Hallberg. LP: Carter Sawyer. 3B: LF-Collin Eckman. Overall: LF 16-8. Next: Little Falls vs. St. Cloud Cathedral/Albany loser in Section 6-2A losers bracket game, Putz Field, St. Cloud, 7 p.m. Tuesday

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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