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Pirate catcher Brad Ellingson made a fashion statement busting out the stirrups for the first time this season and made a statement late in the game with a two-RBI double. Robert Williams/FOCUS

Pirates defeat Millers 7-1, advance in Hi-10 playoffs


PERHAM -- A complete game from starter Tyler Doll and a team collection of 11 hits helped the Perham Pirates advance to the final three in the Hi-10 playoffs.

Perham defeated New York Mills 7-1 Friday evening at Krueger Field.

J.T. Laughlin and Chris Ruther each scored in the second and fourth innings to give Perham a 4-0 lead midway through the game.

Ruther had a big night with three singles in four appearances and a stolen base.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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