Ely Blanks South Ridge to Win 7A Title

By KBJR News 1

Ely Blanks South Ridge to Win 7A Title

June 6, 2014 Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM CST

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- After allowing just four runs through its first four games of the Section 7A baseball tournament, it makes sense that dominant pitching and defense were key on Friday morning to the Ely baseball team earning its second state tournament berth in the past three seasons.

Ely earned a 2-0 shutout victory over South Ridge on Friday morning at Al Nyberg Field in Hibbing, Minn., playing a game that was originally scheduled for Thursday but postponed due to weather.

Louis Gerzin and Elliot Omerza each had a run batted in for the Timberwolves in the winning effort, with Gerzin's RBI single marking the eventual game-winning run.

This will be Ely's fourth overall trip to the MSHSL Class A tournament and first since 2012, with that year's team losing in the quarterfinals to Lac qui Parle Valley.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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