One day after finishing in the top 25 at the Class 1A boys' golf meet, Liam Blaschko pitched unseeded Wabasha-Kellogg to a 2-0 victory over third-seeded Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman on Thursday in the Class 1A quarterfinals at the Mini Met in Jordan.
Blaschko, a senior, allowed only four hits and struck out 11 in the complete-game victory. He also drove in the Falcons' first run with an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Jaguars loaded the bases with two outs before Blaschko got a strikeout to end the threat.
After the Falcons (17-8) added their second run in the top of the sixth inning, Blaschko struck out the side in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Jaguars (21-5) had two baserunners in the bottom of the seventh, but Blaschko got a strikeout to seal the victory.
Parkers Prairie 8, Pillager 0: Levi Arnold allowed only two hits and struck out 13 in the Panthers' victory over Pillager. Arnold, a senior, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Pillager's Braeden Wangsness singled with one out.
The top-seeded Panthers (24-2) scored four runs in the first inning and two in the second to take an early 6-0 lead.
Zach Gappa and Hunter McDaniel each drove in two runs for the Panthers.
Legacy Christian 9, Ely 4: Second-seeded Legacy Christian scored the final six runs of the game to rally for the victory.
The Lions (20-4) took opened a 3-0 lead in the first inning before Ely used three hits in the fourth inning — including a two-run triple by Dalton Schreffler — and capitalized on two Lions errors to rally for four runs and a 4-3 lead.
The Lions regrouped with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, to regain the lead 5-4 and then scored four runs in the sixth inning — highlighted by Lucas Nelson's two-run triple.
Nelson, a senior outfielder, had three hits for the Lions. Shreffler was 3-for-3 with two RBI for Ely (20-9).
Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 11, Fosston 1: The Falcons scored in each inning en route to the six-inning victory.
After the Falcons scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, sophomore Austin Irlbeck hit a solo home run in the second to extend the lead to 3-0. The Falcons (23-3), who won their 16th consecutive game, broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the third.
Irlbeck had three hits and three RBI to lead the Falcons. Falcons starter Taylor Bunting allowed only one run and five hits in five innings.