PIERZ — Noah Cekalla needed just 64 pitches to lead the Pierz Legion to a 2-1 victory over Royalton Saturday, July 17, to win the North Pod of the Central Sub-state Division.

Cekalla struck out seven and allowed two hits and two walks over seven innings.

Cekalla added an RBI and Ryan Stuckmayer was 2-3 with a run scored for Pierz, which will play Litchfield in the next round of playoffs 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, in Pierz.

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