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Winning pitcher Jesse Hein, left, looks on as Eric Brauch, #11, throws to Ivan Nodsle at first base for an inning-ending out in the fifth inning of Perham's conference title clinching victory over Staples-Motley Saturday. Bob Williams/FOCUS

Yellowjackets cruise to Mid-State title


STAPLES -- Jesse Hein and Jacob Vetsch battled on the mound for three innings before Perham blew the game open in the middle innings en route to an 8-1 victory over Staples-Motley and the Mid-State Conference title.

"The kids have played well and worked hard," Perham Head Coach Hans Hanson said.

The win gives No. 20-2A ranked Perham a conference mark of 10-1 with one game to play. Staples-Motley is two games back at 8-3.

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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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