BROWERVILLE — Staples-Motley eliminated Wadena 8-3 in the losers bracket of the District 6 Division II tournament Friday before it was eliminated following a 2-1 loss to Albany later in the day.
Mark Kossan pitched all seven innings against Wadena to pick up the win and also made a good showing at the plate with a double, single and RBI.
Jordan Wick contributed three singles and Austin Redemske ripped a bases-loaded double for three RBIs.
Against Albany, Redemske scored the only run for S-M on a squeeze bunt by Kossan in the second inning. The one-run lead held up until the fifth when Albany scored two runs on three hits.
Staples-Motley 8 9 1
Wadena 3 7 5
WP: Mark Kossan. LP: Gaden. 2B: SM-Kossan, Austin Redemske.
Staples-Motley 1 4 0
Albany 2 7 1
WP: Voit. LP: Jacob Vetsch.
Losers bracket: Albany vs. Browerville 11 a.m.
Championship: Albany/Browerville winner vs. Paynesville 1:30 p.m. (second game, if necessary, noon Sunday)
Staples 8, Wadena 3 (Wadena eliminated)
Albany 4, Long Prairie 3 (Long Prairie eliminated)
Albany 2, Staples 1 (Staples eliminated)
Winners bracket: Paynesville 1, Browerville 0
Browerville 4, Long Prairie 0
Staples-Motley 6, Aitkin 5
Albany 10, Wadena 3
Paynesville beat Mora
Long Prairie 7, Aitkin 5 (Aitkin eliminated)
Wadena 9, Mora 4 (Mora eliminated)