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Baseball sectionals: Two Harbors surprises Proctor

Two Harbors scored all six of its runs in the first inning in an upset over Proctor in the opening round of the Section 7AA tournament Tuesday, May 29, in Cohasset. The Agates followed it up the next day with a 9-1 win over International Falls.

The Agates scored all six of their runs with two outs in the top of the first inning. Carson Wenger drove in Cole Komarek on a single to start the scoring as seven-consecutive Agate batters would reach base before senior Brock Fjeran would be thrown out at home to end the inning.

Proctor scored twice in the second inning and two more in the sixth, but pitcher Cody Brandt held the Rails in check, allowing five hits over six innings and striking out three batters.

Junior Brett Olson came on to work a perfect seventh inning and record a save.

After a rainout later Tuesday, the Section 7AA tournament moved to the turf field in Superior as Two Harbors ran away from International Falls 9-1.

Olson pitched a complete game against the Broncos, allowing five hits and striking out seven.

Two Harbors senior Logan Loiselle scored on a past ball in the second inning and the Agates scored four more in the next inning, powered by an RBI double by Olson.

Olson would later score on a walk and David Anderson and Carlson record RBI singles.

The Agates would score another run in the sixth and two in the seventh to put the Broncos in the losers bracket of the tournament.

The Agates played Esko on Thursday, May 31. Results were unavailable by press time.

Thursday, May 24

Virginia 13, Two Harbors 3, five innings

At Virginia. WP: Josh Daughtery 1IP, H, 3K, BB. LP: Cody Brandt 1.2IP, 5H, 3R, 2K, BB. V: Carter Thome 3x4, 2RBIs, 2B; Jack Perala 3x4, 2R, 2RBIs. TH: David Anderson 1x2, 2RBI; Carson Wenger 1x3.

Friday, May 25

Two Harbors 14, Mesabi East 2, five innings

At Mesabi East. WP: Cody Brandt 5IP, 2R, 7K, 4BB. LP: Brad Mount 3.1IP, 7H, 5R, 5K, 2BB. TH: Eric Carlson 3x4, 3RBIs, R, 2B; Steven Keech 2x4, 2RBIs, 3R; David Anderson 2x4, 2RBI, R; Cole Komarek 2x5, R, RBI.

Section 7A Tournament

Tuesday, May 29

Two Harbors 6, Proctor 4

At Cohasset. WP: Cody Brandt 6IP, 5H, 4R, 3K, 4BB. LP: Cole Johnson 0.2IP, 2H, 6R, 4BB. TH: Eric Carlson 2x3, 2RBIs, 2B; Carson Wenger 2x3, RBI, R; Brandt 1x3, R; Cole Komarek 1x3, R. P: Zach Gunderson 2x3, 2R; Lucas Nordquist 1x3, RBI.

Wednesday, May 30

Two Harbors 9, International Falls 1

At Superior. WP: Bret Olson 7IP, 5H, R, 7K, BB. TH: Cole Komarek 2x4, 2R; David Anderson 2x4, R, RBI; Olson 2x4, RBI; Eric Carlson 1x4, RBI. IF: Trimble Butler 1x3, R.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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