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3A: Mahtomedi holds on in last inning to defeat Grand Rapids

By RON HAGGSTROM, Star Tribune, 06/14/18, 12:15PM CDT


The Zephyrs needed a tag-out at home to hold on for 3-2 victory over the Thunderhawks.

Mahtomedi first baseman Henry Laue safely dove home to score on an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning. Photo: Shari L. Gross • shari.gross@startribune.com

Mahtomedi senior pitcher Austin Jerylo thrives in pressure situations.

The Zephyrs’ closer made a 3-2 lead stand up against Grand Rapids by recording the final three outs with the tying run on third base and no outs in the top of the seventh inning in the Class 3A quarterfinals Thursday at Siebert Field.

Mahtomedi will meet the winner of Alexandria and Willmar in the semifinals.

“I’m ready to pitch whenever they call my number,” Jerylo said. “I play best under pressure. It brings out the best in me and the team.”

First report

Mahtomedi took a 3-0 lead into the seventh inning and held on to defeat Grand Rapids 3-2 in the Class 3A quarterfinal Thursday at Siebert Field.

A tag-out at home by Charlie Bartholomew helped preserve the victory.

Check back later for more on the game.


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