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AREA BASEBALL: PR-B loses conference championship game

PINE RIVER — Beau Howard went 1-2 with a double and a walk as Pine River-Backus fell to Blackduck 13-0 Monday in the Northland Conference championship game.

The Tigers had defeated Blackduck 6-3 on May 14. The Drakes finished with a 16-2 conference record.

Blackduck 13 8 2

PR-Backus 0 4 5

WP: Aaron Nissen. LP: Nathan Holm. 2B: PRB-Beau Howard. Conference: PRB 11-2. Overall: PRB 14-6. Next: Pine River-Backus at Pequot Lakes 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Long Prairie-GE 5,

Staples-Motley 0

STAPLES — Jalen Busker went 2-3 as Staples-Motley dropped its regular-season finale 5-0 Monday to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

Kyle Jansson added a 1-2 performance for the Cardinals, who managed just three hits.

Long Prairie-GE 5 9 1

Staples-Motley 0 3 2

WP: Sean Colton. LP: Blake Petrich. Overall: SM 13-7. Next: Staples-Motley in West Subsection 6-2A tournament Thursday.

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