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Forum staff reports, Published June 01 2012

Kindred-Richland wins in Class B baseball consolation round

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Starting pitcher Sean Cose didn’t need it, but he got plenty of help as Kindred-Richland (19-10) bounced back from a quarterfinal loss with four runs in the first inning to advance to Saturday’s fifth-place game.

The big inning was keyed by a two-run double from Brandon Mitchell, who also homered in the fourth inning. Five of the Vikings’ eight hits were doubles including two from Zach Nelson.

“When you’ve got teammates behind you scoring runs, it lets you relax and do what you have to do,” Cose said.

The senior hurler kept Carrington’s bats silent with a two-hit shutout. Cose (5-1) gave up a single in the second and third innings and finished with two walks and five strikeouts. He needed just 69 pitches.

“We had to come out and show people we can play, if they had any questions,” Cose said. “We can do the job.”

Carrington starter Peter Henson (5-1) allowed five runs on seven hits in six innings. Clay Heinley and Alex Nelson had the Cardinals’ only hits. Carrington (18-5) has just one run on five hits in two tournament losses.

KR 400 100 0 – 5 8 1

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Cose and Nelson. Henson, Hewitt (7) and Rosenau. W–Cose (5-1). L–Henson (5-1). HR–KR, Mitchell.

Bottineau 9,

Hatton-Northwood 0

The Braves dumped seven runs on Hatton-Northwood pitcher Greg Thompson in the fourth inning to advance to today’s fifth-place game.

Bottineau’s Justin McCloud did a variety of damage, finishing 2-for-5 with a double and four RBIs. McCloud (6-1) also fired a six-hit complete-game shutout. He walked one and struck out six.

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HN 000 000 0 - 0 5 2

McCloud and LaCroix. Thompson, Jacob (5), Pederson (7) and Sherva.

W–McCloud (6-1). L–Thompson (4-2).