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Richville captures Little League title

Martin LaFond is greeted at home plate after one of his three home runs during Saturday's play. Robert Williams/FOCUS1 / 5
Ryan Kalina slides safely into home after maneuvering himself out of a hotbox. Robert Williams/FOCUS2 / 5
Perham Twins' pitcher Nick Lindberg kept hitters off balance and featured a knuckleball in his repertoire. Robert Williams/FOCUS3 / 5
Martin LaFond had a big day at the plate and on the mound leading the Richville Rockets to the Little League Championship. Robert Williams/FOCUS4 / 5
2012 Richville Rockets "Little League Champions" From Left to Right - Row 1: Batboys Evan Kovash and Ty Rooney; Row 2: Colton Satter, Andrew Smith, Maddux Kovash, Ryan Murphy, Carter Mulcahy, Noah Rooney, Devin Meyer, Jack Fudge, Wyatt Guck; Row 3: Coach Jeremy Kovash, Coach Nathan Rooney, Dylan Fudge, Jensen Beachy, Jace Kovash, Martin LaFond, Ty Moser, John LaFond, Tanner Rastedt, Coach Robb Moser. Submitted photo5 / 5

PERHAM -- The Richville Rockets won five straight games to capture the Lakes Area Little League title on a sweltering Saturday.

Richville defeated the Perham Dodgers 11-2 behind solid pitching from Jace Kovash and John LaFond. Kovash added three hits and LaFond two to lead the Rockets.

Jace Kovash pitched a complete game and went 2-2 for the Rockets as they defeated Wadena Gold 11-6.

Martin LaFond added two hits and a home run and Dylan Fudge added two hits to pace the Rockets.

Martin La Fond pitched five solid innings and went 2-2 with a home run to lead Richville over the Perham Twins 8-2.

Jace Kovash, Carter Mulcahy and Dylan Fudge each added two hits for Richville.

The Rockets defeated Wadena 6-3 as Wyatt Guck, Ty Moser and Dylan Fudge notch two hits apiece for the Rockets.

Nine-year-old Noah Rooney threw four solid innings before giving way to Martin LaFond who notched the save and added a home run for the Rockets.

Richville defeated Wadena again to take the title, as Noah Rooney picked up another victory for the Rockets.

The Rockets won the game 9-2. Wyatt Guck was 3-3 and Jace Kovash and Dylan Fudge were each 2-2 at the plate.

For the tournament, Martin LaFond was 8-17 with a win, save and three home runs.

Wyatt Guck was 8-17.

Jace Kovash picked up three wins on the mound and was 11-15 at the plate.

Dylan Fudge was an amazing, near-perfect 13-15 and Noah Rooney won both championship games on the mound.

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