LAMOURE - The Velva American Legion team used a three-run third inning to fight off elimination in its second round 4-3 win against Class B defending champion Casselton on Thursday at the state tournament.
Jon Mack's two-run double brought home two runners in the frame. Mack also pitched a complete game for Velva (29-7).
Drew Effertz takes the mound for Velva today at 5 p.m. against LaMoure in another elimination game.
"He's going to do fine," Velva coach Travis Bruner said. "He's a lefty and he's going to hit his spots. Biggest thing is keeping them off-balance and letting our defense help us."
Lisbon 5, Garrison 4
Garrison became the second team eliminated from the state tournament when the Titans' seventh-inning rally came up short in a 5-4 loss against Lisbon.
Lisbon pitcher Hunter Mairs pitched into the seventh before Garrison (18-5) tagged him for three runs in the last frame. Derek Lyons entered the fray and struck out two Titans to preserve the victory.
Lisbon plays a loser-out game against Washburn at 2:30 p.m. today.
Matt Landenberger and Andrew Haugen each had a pair of hits and a pair of RBIs for Garrison.
Wahpeton 9, Washburn 0
Wahpeton extended its scoreless inning streak in a second round state tournament win against Washburn (31-5) on Friday.
Wahpeton won 9-0 and hasn't allowed a run in two games. Wahpeton plays Grafton at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Wahpeton pitcher Tyler Gripentrog allowed two hits and struck out seven in a complete game victory.
- Daily News Staff