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Austin Erickson celebrates after nabbing a line drive back to the mound for the final out of Perham's 5-3 state semifinal victory. Robert Williams/FOCUS

Yellowjackets punch ticket to state baseball final at Target Field


ST. CLOUD — Perham starter Austin Erickson suffered some early bumps on the mound and a bruise at the plate but pitched a complete game to send the Perham Yellowjackets to the Minnesota Class 2A state baseball final after a 5-3 victory over the Watertown-Mayer Royals Friday.

Two errors in the second inning led to Perham’s first deficit in three games when Joe Reinert scored to put the Royals up 1-0.

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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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