HINCKLEY -- The Aitkin Gobblers racked up 19 hits in a 14-8 South Subsection 7, Class 2A opening-round baseball win over Hinckley-Finlayson Wednesday.
The Gobblers' Jake Mehr was perfect at the plate, going 4-for-4 with three RBI, while teammates John Swanson and John Holder added two RBI apiece.
Hinckley-Finlayson 8 8 5
Aitkin 14 19 5
WP -- Jason Esler. LP -- Tad Diedrich. Overall -- A 12-8 . Next game -- Aitkin at Hinckley vs. Eveleth-Gilbert 3 p.m. Thursday.
Pequot Lakes 6, Moose Lake-WR 2
HINCKLEY -- Pequot Lakes advanced to the second round of the South Subsection 7, Class 2A tournament with a victory over Moose Lake-Willow River Wednesday.
Senior Todd Szymanski pitched a complete-game victory and drove in two runs and Kyle Mederis was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI for Pequot.
Esko 6, Crosby-Ironton 5 (8 inn.)
PROCTOR -- Esko eliminated Crosby-Ironton in an eight-inning opening round game in the South Subsection 7, Class 2A tournament Wednesday.
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