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Amateur Baseball: Nisswa advances to semifinals

WATKINS - A three-run home run by Jason Ropeke in the eighth inning pushed Nisswa past Jordan 3-2 in Sunday's quarterfinal round of the Class C state tournament.

WATKINS - A three-run home run by Jason Ropeke in the eighth inning pushed Nisswa past Jordan 3-2 in Sunday's quarterfinal round of the Class C state tournament.

Drew Boland reached on a double and Jeremiah Piepkorn also reached before Roepke's blast.

Ropke finsfinishediehd 2-4 with the three RBIs and a double.

Kyle Schaible went the distance for the Lightning. He struck out four and allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk.

The Raiders were scheduled to play the Plato Bluejays in the semifinals to advance to Monday's final.

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On Saturday, Nisswa belted out 16 hits to eliminate New Market 10-4. Aaron Jenkins finished 4-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI.

Brett Jenkins finished 3-4 with an RBI. Luke Schumer and Tyler Wittwer each drove in three runs on two hits. Wittwer also scored twice and hit a home run.

Kyle Collins, a pick up from Avon, threw eight innings. He allowed two earned runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out four.

Sunday's game

Jordan 2 5 0

Nisswa 3 8 1

WP: Kyle Schaible. LP: Scott Hollingsworth. 2B: N-Drew Boland, Jason Roepke. HR: N-Roepke. Overall: N . Next: Nisswa vs. ?? in Class state championship at Watkins 2 p.m. Monday.

Saturday's game

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Nisswa 10 16 1

New Market 4 7 0

WP: Kyle Collins. LP: Derek Bergstrom. 2B: N-Aaron Jenkins, Jason Roepke. HR: N-Tyler Wittwer.

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