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RP Baseball vs Spring Grove 3

Rushford-Peterson's Nolan Mueller fields the ball and prepares to throw the ball to 1st base during Saturday's playoff game held at Winona State University.

Rushford-Peterson struggled to string hits together against Spring Grove ace Carter Bratland as the Lions defeated the Trojans 6-0 in the second round of the Sectin 1A baseball tournament on Saturday at Loughrey Field at Winona State.

Bratland racked up 14 strikeouts and allowed three hits and three walks in a complete-game shutout. He struck out every batter in the R-P lineup at least once and four of them at least twice.

Carter Weidemann had two of the Trojans’ three hits, while Nolan Mueller had the other.

The Lions opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning, added three in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Bratland was 3-for-3 for the Lions with a run, while Peterson was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Mueller pitched a complete game for R-P, allowing six runs on eight hits and striking out 11 batters while walking one.

The Trojans play Wabasha-Kellogg in the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament at 3 p.m. Tuesday back at Loughrey Field.

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