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Babe Ruth: Perham and Mills face-off Friday for a State Tournament berth

The Perham and New York Mills 13-15 Year Old Babe Ruth teams will play at 4:30 p.m. Friday on Krueger Field with the winner guaranteed a trip to the state tournament.

Perham advanced by beating Clearbrook-Gonvick 7-0 and Bagley 9-0. Patrick Murphy, Chase Curtis, Bobby Lusti, and Chandler Rach combined for 14 shutout innings on the day.

New York Mills advanced by upsetting Nevis, the #1 seed out of the Bemidji Area League, 1-0 behind the pitching of Tucker Skoblik and a solo homerun by Damon Tumberg. Mills then defeated Bemidji 13-2.

In other action Friday Park Rapids plays Bagley at 2 p.m. on Matt's Field while Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale plays Bemidji on Krueger Field at the same time. The winners will face each other at 4:30 p.m. on Matt's Field.

The top two teams from the District II Tournament advance to the state tournament in Fergus Falls.