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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

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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 is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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