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Status: Completed
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Pelican Rapids Lakers  2 10 0
Fort Ripley Rebels  4 9 1
Innings: 10
Summary:
WP: Brett Kramer 4IP 0r 2h 2k 0bb
SP: Ethan Branum 6IP 2r 8h 5k 2bb
LP: Brian Buening (Sauk Centre) 3IP 3r 5h 3k 1bb
SP: Adam Johnson 7IP 1r 4h 6k 2bb

Rebels:
Brian Skluzacek 0-4 bb
Nick Jelacie 2-5 run
Rhett Williamson 1-5 2B, 2 rbi (gwrbi)
Logan Kalis 2-5 run
Brett Kramer 1-3 bb, rbi
-Chris Veith 0-0
Zach Heidmann 2-4 2B
Jason Sather 0-4
-Mac Brink 0-0
Ethan Branum 1-3 2B, run
-Bill Sather 0-1
Luke Weber 0-2 bb, sac fly, rbi, run

Lakers:
Taylor Fuchs 0-4 bb
Logan Riedel 2-5 2B, sb, run
Adam Johnson 2-4 bb, run
-Brian Buening
Brian Gular 2-5 rbi
-Oakley Kress 0-0
Jan-Erik Lindberg 0-4 sac
Dana Johnson 2-5
Al Johnson 1-4 rbi
-Logan Knorr 0-0
Austin Martz 0-4
Nate Sillerud 1-4

The Fort Ripley Rebels advance to the 2nd round of the State Tournament with a 4-2 win in 10 innings over the Pelican Rapids Lakers on Saturday in New Prague.  The Lakers took an early lead in the bottom of the 1st off Rebels starter Ethan Branum on a 2-out rbi single by Brian Gular to make it 1-0.  Lakers starter Adam Johnson allowed a 2-out double to Zach Heidmann in the top of the 2nd but stranded him there with a strikeout.  In the bottom of the 2nd, Branum allowed a lead-off single, but that was quickly erased on a 6-4-3 double play and then Branum got a strikeout to end the frame.  Branum led off the top of the 3rd by blasting a double off the fence in deep center.  Adam Johnson was then called for a balk, sending Branum to 3rd with no outs.  Luke Weber tied the game with a sacrifice fly to plate Branum and it was 1-1.  It remained that way until Pelican Rapids regained the lead in the bottom of the 6th.  Back-to-back singles from Adam Johnson and Brian Gular started things off, then a sacrifice bunt advanced both runners up a base.  Dana Johnson grounded to 3rd, but the lead runner, who had started towards the plate, quickly retreated to 3rd and was able to get back safely and the Lakers has the bases loaded with 1 out.  A base hit by Al Johnson then gave the Lakers a 2-1 lead. Branum escaped any further damage by getting a pop out to 2nd baseman Brett Kramer and a fly out to Nick Jelacie to leave the bases loaded.  The Rebels mounted a 7th inning threat with a Logan Kalis single and a walk to Brett Kramer.  Johnson got a big out when the Rebels attempted to bunt, but Johnson was able to get the lead runner, Kalis, on a force out at 3rd. Chris Veith entered the game as a pinch-runner for Kramer at 2nd, as Brett headed to the bullpen to loosen up.  Adam Johnson left both runners on base with a pair of strikeouts and Pelican Rapids still held a 2-1 lead at the 7th inning stretch.  Indeed it was Brett Kramer taking over for Ethan Branum to pitch the bottom of the 7th.  Kramer allowed a 1-out double to Logan Riedel but got a strikeout and a bouncer back to the mound to take the game to the 8th.  Now it was the Lakers turn to go to the bullpen, as Johnson handed things off to veteran Brian Buening, a draftee from the Sauk Centre Titans.  He ended just 11 pitches to retire the Rebels in order.  In the bottom of the 8th, Kramer quickly got 3 ground ball outs and the game moved to the top of the 9th with the Lakers still ahead 2-1.  Buening got Rhett Williamson to ground out to lead off and the Rebels were down to their final 2 outs of the season.  But then Logan Kalis drilled a single and was quickly wild-pitched to 2nd, putting him in scoring position with 1 out.  Brett Kramer then laced a line drive hit to right, plating Kalis with the tying run. On the play, Kramer had rounded 1st too far, and was thrown out trying to get back to 1st.  Zach Heidmann then singled but the inning ended on a line drive back to Buening.  Kramer had himself another 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the 9th and the Tournament suddenly had its first extra-inning game of 2018.  In the top of the 10th, Buening got a strikeout but then issued a walk to Luke Weber.  Buening got Brian Skluzacek to fly out to center for the second out of the inning.  Nick Jelacie then ripped the first pitch he saw from Buening into left for a hit and the Rebels had men at 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.  Rhett Williamson followed Jelacie‚Äôs example, attacking the first pitch he saw.  Williamson smacked a double to the gap in right-center and both Weber and Jelacie scored to give Fort Ripley their first lead at 4-2.  An infield pop out ended the inning and now the Rebels, who had been 2 outs from elimination, found themselves 3 outs from victory.  The bottom of the 10th began with pop out to shortstop Rhett Williamson in shallow left.  Adam Johnson then singled to bring the potential tying run to the plate with 1 out.  Kramer got the second out of the 10th when catcher Brian Skluzacek had just enough room to catch a foul pop up in front of the backstop.  The Lakers hopes stayed alive as an error on a ball grounded on the infield was misplayed.  Now Pelican Rapids has the winning run at the plate.  But the attempted comeback ended there as Brett Kramer got s game-ending groundout to Luke Weber at 2nd to complete the Rebels 4-2 win.  Fort Ripley advances to face the New Market Muskies next Sunday at 11:00 am in New Prague in the Round of 32.
Pelican Rapids Lakers Fort Ripley Rebels
Billy Sather
Brad Waytashek
Brett Kramer
Brian Skluzacek
Chris Veith
Christopher Smolke
Chuck Plante
Dustin Littlefield
Ethan Branum
Hayden Buckowski
Jacob Caughey
Jason Sather
Jim Kramer
Logan Kalis
Luke Weber
Malachy Brink
Nick Jelacie
Preston Veith
Rhett Williamson
Robert Veith
Tim Veith
Zach Heidmann