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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Falcons knocked out in Section 3A

RRC/WWG 001 000 10 = 2-6-3
LQPV 000 200 01 = 3-6-1

Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove battled back from an early deficit to tie things up in the top of the seventh inning Thursday, but Lac Qui Parle Valley rallied in the bottom of the eighth, earning a walk-off 3-2 victory to knock the Falcons out of the Section 3A playoffs at Milroy.

RRC/WWG got on the board first, scoring in the top of the third. Isaac Simonson reached on an error, was bunted to second and scored on a Dan Kleven RBI single.

LQPV answered with a pair of runs in the fourth, but the Falcons battled back to tie the game in the top of the seventh. Ashton Juhnke reached on a one-out single, advanced on a walk and scored on a Mason Irlbeck two-out RBI single. The Falcons had the potential go-ahead run at third, but a groundout ended the threat.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Eagles hit a leadoff single, bunted the runner to second and ended the game with a walk-off single.

Juhnke had two of the Falcons’ six hits in the game.

Irlbeck took the pitching loss, working two-thirds of an inning in relief. He allowed a run on two hits.

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