By Eric Kraushar

news@mnbaseball.org

The bases loaded, no outs, Hinckley threatening to jump back into the game, Hutchinson’s Lane Glaser dug deep. After a shallow center field catch for out one, Glaser left the bases loaded with back-to-back strikeouts.

The final strikeout on a 3-2 pitch, a curveball, that had the Hinckley batter well out in front. And boy was Glaser fired up.

Glaser, one week after pitching eight-plus innings in a 2-0 win over Fairmont, threw 8 2/3 innings, fanning four batters, in an 8-1 win over Region 1 champion Hinckley at Saints Field in Dassel.

Hutchinson will play the winner of Buckman at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2 back in Dassel.

Already a run in for the Huskies in the third inning, an error with two outs kept the inning alive. Tyler Schiller’s double to the wall pushed the lead to 3-0.

Hinckley got a run back in the bottom half of the frame, a solo home run from No. 9 hitter Max Sickler.

After Hinckley missed out on scoring a run with a bases loaded opportunity, Hutchinson scratched across a single run on the same scenario, a sacrifice fly from Zach Kueseke for the 4-1 lead.

Hutchinson broke open the game with four runs in the eighth inning. Sam Rensch, 3-for-5 from the last spot in the batting order, knocked in a run, while Jayden Fleck plated two runners as well with a hit.

Jake Wendland and Schiller each had two hits for Hutchinson, which had eight starters recorded at least one hit.

Cory Schmidt finished with two of Hinckley’s six hits.

Quamba draftee Chase Oslin surrendered one run over four relief innings with five strikeouts.

JORDAN 10, GREEN ISLE 0 (8)

Jordan showed it can hit the ball. The Brewers also showed they can pitch the ball, too.

The Region 6 champions pounded out 15 hits at the plate, surrendering just two singles to Green Isle in a 10-0 win in eight innings on Saturday in Dassel in the first state tournament meeting between the two storied teams.

Dylan Peterson plated four runs, a pair on a second-inning single and two more on a fifth-inning double for Jordan. Brandon Arnold reached base five times (3-for-4, three runs, two RBIs, two stolen bases), while Nate Beckman had two run-scoring doubles.

Scott Hollingsworth and Alex Beckman each had multi-hit games as well for Jordan.

Thomas Thompson, like Arnold, part of four Class B champion titles with Chanhassen, dominated with 12 strikeouts over seven innings for the Brewers. Andy Regner pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning with two strikeouts.

Six different Green Isle players took the mound in the game. Danny Davis and Diego Waisanen each singled in the loss.

Jordan plays Fergus Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1 in Litchfield.

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