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 Pierz Bulldogs @ Buckman Billygoats 1:30 PM
 Lastrup Lakers @ Buckman Billygoats 1:30 PM
 Pierz Brewers @ Buckman Billygoats 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Buckman Billygoats 1:30 PM
 Buckman Billygoats @ Lastrup Lakers 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Lastrup Lakers 1:30 PM
 Pierz Brewers @ Lastrup Lakers 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Lastrup Lakers 1:30 PM
 Buckman Billygoats @ Pierz Brewers 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Pierz Bulldogs 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Pierz Brewers 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Pierz Brewers 1:30 PM
 Lastrup Lakers @ Pierz Bulldogs 1:30 PM
 Lastrup Lakers @ Pierz Brewers 1:30 PM
 Buckman Billygoats @ Pierz Bulldogs 1:30 PM
 Pierz Brewers @ Pierz Bulldogs 1:30 PM
 Lastrup Lakers @ Royalton Riverdogs 1:30 PM
 Pierz Brewers @ Royalton Riverdogs 1:30 PM
 Buckman Billygoats @ Royalton Riverdogs 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Royalton Riverdogs 1:30 PM
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ Aitkin Steam 1:30 PM
 Nisswa Lightning @ Aitkin Steam 1:30 PM
 St. Mathias Devils @ Aitkin Steam 1:30 PM
 Cuyuna Range Miners @ Aitkin Steam 1:30 PM
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ Cuyuna Range Miners 1:30 PM
 Aitkin Steam @ Cuyuna Range Miners 1:30 PM
 Nisswa Lightning @ Cuyuna Range Miners 1:30 PM
 St. Mathias Devils @ Cuyuna Range Miners 1:30 PM
 St. Mathias Devils @ Fort Ripley Rebels 1:30 PM
 Cuyuna Range Miners @ Fort Ripley Rebels 1:30 PM
 Nisswa Lightning @ Fort Ripley Rebels 1:30 PM
 Aitkin Steam @ Fort Ripley Rebels 1:30 PM
 Cuyuna Range Miners @ Nisswa Lightning 1:30 PM
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ Nisswa Lightning 1:30 PM
 St. Mathias Devils @ Nisswa Lightning 1:30 PM
 Aitkin Steam @ Nisswa Lightning 1:30 PM
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ St. Mathias Devils 1:30 PM
 Cuyuna Range Miners @ St. Mathias Devils 1:30 PM
 Nisswa Lightning @ St. Mathias Devils 1:30 PM
 Aitkin Steam @ St. Mathias Devils 1:30 PM
 St. Mathias Devils @ Avon Lakers 1:30 PM
 Opole Bears @ Avon Lakers 1:30 PM
 Nisswa Lightning @ Avon Lakers 1:30 PM
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ Avon Lakers 1:30 PM
 St. Stephen Steves @ Avon Lakers 1:30 PM
 Freeport Black Sox @ Avon Lakers 1:30 PM
 Aitkin Steam @ Avon Lakers 1:30 PM
 St. Wendel Saints @ Avon Lakers 1:30 PM
 Cuyuna Range Miners @ Avon Lakers 1:30 PM
 Nisswa Lightning @ Freeport Black Sox 1:30 PM
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ Freeport Black Sox 1:30 PM
 St. Wendel Saints @ Freeport Black Sox 1:30 PM
 Opole Bears @ Freeport Black Sox 1:30 PM
 St. Stephen Steves @ Freeport Black Sox 1:30 PM
 Avon Lakers @ Freeport Black Sox 1:30 PM
 St. Mathias Devils @ Freeport Black Sox 1:30 PM
 Cuyuna Range Miners @ Freeport Black Sox 1:30 PM
 Aitkin Steam @ Freeport Black Sox 1:30 PM
 Avon Lakers @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 St. Mathias Devils @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 Cuyuna Range Miners @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 Freeport Black Sox @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 Nisswa Lightning @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 Aitkin Steam @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 St. Stephen Steves @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 St. Wendel Saints @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ Opole Bears 1:30 PM
 St. Mathias Devils @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 Aitkin Steam @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 St. Wendel Saints @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 Opole Bears @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 Freeport Black Sox @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 Avon Lakers @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 Cuyuna Range Miners @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 Nisswa Lightning @ St. Stephen Steves 1:30 PM
 Aitkin Steam @ St. Wendel Saints 1:30 PM
 Nisswa Lightning @ St. Wendel Saints 1:30 PM
 Cuyuna Range Miners @ St. Wendel Saints 1:30 PM
 Avon Lakers @ St. Wendel Saints 1:30 PM
 Fort Ripley Rebels @ St. Wendel Saints 1:30 PM
 Freeport Black Sox @ St. Wendel Saints 1:30 PM
 Opole Bears @ St. Wendel Saints 1:30 PM
 St. Stephen Steves @ St. Wendel Saints 1:30 PM
 St. Mathias Devils @ St. Wendel Saints 1:30 PM
 Pierz Brewers @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Swanville Swans @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Sobieski Skis @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Randall Cubs @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Lastrup Lakers @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Buckman Billygoats @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Upsala Blue Jays @ Flensburg Falcons 1:30 PM
 Flensburg Falcons @ Randall Cubs 1:30 PM
 Lastrup Lakers @ Randall Cubs 1:30 PM
 Sobieski Skis @ Randall Cubs 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Randall Cubs 1:30 PM
 Swanville Swans @ Randall Cubs 1:30 PM
 Pierz Brewers @ Randall Cubs 1:30 PM
 Upsala Blue Jays @ Randall Cubs 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Randall Cubs 1:30 PM
 Buckman Billygoats @ Randall Cubs 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Sobieski Skis 1:30 PM
 Randall Cubs @ Sobieski Skis 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Sobieski Skis 1:30 PM
 Swanville Swans @ Sobieski Skis 1:30 PM
 Lastrup Lakers @ Sobieski Skis 1:30 PM
 Upsala Blue Jays @ Sobieski Skis 1:30 PM
 Buckman Billygoats @ Sobieski Skis 1:30 PM
 Flensburg Falcons @ Sobieski Skis 1:30 PM
 Pierz Brewers @ Sobieski Skis 1:30 PM
 Randall Cubs @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Sobieski Skis @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Upsala Blue Jays @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Flensburg Falcons @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Pierz Brewers @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Lastrup Lakers @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Buckman Billygoats @ Swanville Swans 1:30 PM
 Flensburg Falcons @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Pierz Brewers @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Pierz Bulldogs @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Randall Cubs @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Lastrup Lakers @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Buckman Billygoats @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Sobieski Skis @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Swanville Swans @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
 Royalton Riverdogs @ Upsala Blue Jays 1:30 PM
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Freeport Black Sox  7 8 1
Nisswa Lightning  4 10 1
Innings: 9
WP: Josh Vorpahl 7IP 4r 9h 11k 4bb 1hp
Save: Peter Burg 2IP 0r 1h 1k 1bb
LP: Kyle Schaible 2 1/3IP 4r 5h 3k 1bb
Lincoln Messner 1 2/3IP 0r 1h 1k 2bb 1hp
Luke Schumer 5IP 3r 2h 2k 2bb 3hp

Black Sox highlights:
Eric Evaslage 1-4 dbl, hp, 3 rbi, run
Carter Sawyer 1-4 hp, run
Chad Hess 2-4 hp, rbi, run
Grant Hess 1-3 dbl, bb, sac
Troy Frieler 2-5 Hr, 3 rbi, run
Ryan Tschida 1-4 dbl, bb, run
Jason Tschida 0-4 bb
Erik Freeman 0-1 bb, hp, run
Nate Mettenburg 0-3 bb, run
Trevor Sawyer 0-2

Lightning highlights:
Drew Boland 0-3 bb, hp
Aaron Jenkins 1-5 dbl, run
Jeremiah Piepkorn 4-5 3 Hr, dbl, 4 rbi, 3 runs
Adam Hardy 3-5
Luke Schumer 1-4 bb
Mark Germain 0-2 2bb
Morgan Shepherd 1-4 bb, sb
Mike Zauher 0-4
Brett Jenkins 0-4
Tyler Wittwer 0-1

The Freeport Black Sox grabbed the final seat available at the Region 8C table with a 7-4 win at Nisswa Saturday night in the North Division elimination round.    Having lost both previous visits to City Park, including a 7-1 loss in the opening round of the playoffs just a week ago.  With the season on the line for both teams,it was Nisswa that jumped ahead early on Jeremiah Piepkorn's 1st inning 2-run homer over the wall in center.  That turned out to be a mere foreshadowing of the huge night for Piepkorn.  Freeport lefty Josh Vorpahl turned in his longest outing of the season by far against Nisswa, going 7 innings with 11 strikeouts to record the victory.  His previous high had come back on May 25th when he worked 4 2/3 innings of relief in a loss to St. Mathias.  With the score still 2-0 in favor of the Lightning after 2 innings, the Black Sox broke through against Nisswa starter Kyle Schaible in the top of the 3rd.  It began with Eric Evaslage reaching on an error.  Carter Sawyer then pushed a perfect bunt towards 3rd for a single with Evaslage advancing to 3rd on the play.  Chad Hess then lined an rbi single to left to make it 2-1.  After a pop up to catcher Morgan Shepherd for the 1st out and 2 men on base, Troy Frieler crushed an 0-1 pitch from Schaible for a 3-run homer and Freeport had a 4-2 lead.  That homer knocked Schaible out of the ballgame as Nisswa brought in Lincoln Messner to relieve.  Messner got out of the inning without any further damage done.  In the bottom of the 3rd, Piepkorn hit his 2nd homer of the game, a solo shot leading off the inning to make it 4-3.  Neither team scored in the 4th.  Nisswa brought in Luke Schumer to pitch in the 5th inning.  Schumer had thrown 1 2/3 innings in relief the previous night against Ft. Ripley.  Schumer got Troy Frieler to line out to center, then Ryan Tschida cracked a double of the center field fence.  A wild pitch moved Tschida to 3rd with 1 out.  Nisswa brought the infield in to cut off the run and Schumer got Jason Tschida to ground out to 2nd for the 2nd out,  Schumer then hit Erik Freeman with a pitch to put runners at the corners with 2 outs.  That brought up #9 hitter Nate Mettenburg, who had struck out in his 2 previous at-bats in the game.  Schumer quickly got ahead 0-2 in the count, but Mettenburg patiently worked the count full and then took ball 4 to load the bases. Eric Evaslage then laced a bases-clearing double to left-center and the Black Sox suddenly had a 7-3 lead.  It looked like Nisswa had something going in both the 5th and 6th innings against Vorpahl, but the veteran was able to strand 2 runners in scoring position in the 5th, and after issuing 2 walks to start the 6th, he got a strikeout and an inning-ending double play grounder to 3rd to get out of trouble.  In the bottom of the 7th, Vorpahl got 2 quick outs, but then Piepkorn came up and belted his 3rd homer of the game, another solo homer to make it 7-4.  2 more singles and a walk followed to load the bases, but Vorpahl got a fly out to left to end the inning.  Freeport left runners at the corners in their half of the 8th.  The Black Sox brought in Peter Burg to take over for Vorpahl to start the bottom of the 8th and Burg got 3 fly outs to the outfield for quick half inning.  Schumer retired Freeport in order in the 9th so the Lightning had 1 more shot at it, trailing by 3 heading to their final at-bat.  Aaron Jenkins lined out to center to lead things off.  Piepkorn followed with a double.  Burg fanned Adam Hardy for the 2nd out but then walked Luke Schumer.  Tyler Wittwer's grounder to the hole at short was misplayed and the Lightning had the bases loaded with 2 outs.  Burg finished things off by getting Mark Germain to ground out to 2nd to end the ballgame, and preserve the 7-4 Freeport win.  The loss ends the year for Nisswa.  It also means that both of last years North representatives to the Region 8C tournament failed to return in 2013, as both Nisswa and St. Mathias failed to make it out of the Divisional playoff round this year.  The Black Sox clinch a Region 8C berth and will play at Ft. Ripley on Sunday for the North Division playoff title.  The Black Sox need to beat the Rebels twice Sunday in order to garner the top seed out of the North.  Game 1 will begin at 1:00 with a 2nd game to follow if necessary.      
Freeport Black Sox Nisswa Lightning
Brandon Sawyer
Brett Watercott
Bryan Benson
Bryce Stalboerger
Carter Sawyer
Christian Bartello
Cody Rose
Craig Meyer
Dylan Carlson
Edwin Zambrona
Eric Evaslage
Issac Sawyer
Jake Braegelmann
John Benson
Leon Kirk
Mitch Reller
Nate Mettenburg
Nate Winter
Rob Mettenburg
Ryan Tschida
TJ Frericks
Tommy Benson
Trever Sawyer
Troy Frieler
Zach Mettenburg
Aaron Jenkins
Adam Hardy
Bo Kruchten
Bodie Piepkorn
Brett Cloutier
Brett Jenkins
Christopher Pederson
Drew Boland
Eric Bolt
Jason Roepke
Jeremiah Piepkorn
Kevin Smith
Kyle Schaible
Logan McElfresh
Luke Schumer
Morgan Shephard
Nate DeChaine
Paul Jenkins
Sam Miller
Scott Sand
Tory Miller
Tyler Wittwer