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Blackduck's Mitchell Sparby heads to first to drive in the game's first run in the fourth inning of the Drakes MSHSL Class A quarterfinal game against BOLD Thursday night at Chaska Athletic Park. Sparby was out but got an RBI and Blackduck won 4-2. Rand Middleton/Forum Communications Co.

Blackduck advances to Class A baseball semifinals after long day of waiting

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CHASKA - Aaron Nissen gave Blackduck a minor scare in the bottom of the seventh.

Despite loading the bases and eventually letting the tying run walk to first base, the Blackduck pitcher survived a gritty final inning and hung on for a 4-2 win over BOLD in the quarterfinal game of the MSHSL Class A quarterfinals at Chaska Athletic Park.


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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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