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Nisswa Lightning  2 4 1
Fort Ripley Rebels  1 5 1
Innings: 9
WP: Tyler Wittwer 3IP 1r 2h 1bb
SP: Brett Jenkins 3IP 0r 2h 2k 3bb
Save: Scott Sand 0r 1h 2k 1bb
LP: Brett Kramer 2IP 2r 1h 2k 1hp
SP: Ethan Branum 3IP 0r 1h 5k
Logan Kalis 2IP 0r 1h 1hp
Zach Heidmann 1IP 0r 1h
Mac Brink 1IP 0r 0h 1bb

Tory Miller 0-4
Drew Boland 0-4
Aaron Jenkins 2-4 run
Sam Peterson 0-4
Morgan Shepherd 0-2 hp(2), run
Kolton Michalski 1-3 2B, bb, 2 rbi
Nick Cundy 0-4
Tyler Wittwer 1-3
-Scott Sand 0-1
Brett Jenkins 0-3

Brian Sckluzacek 1-3 bb(2)
Nick Jelacie 1-3 bb, sb
Rhett Williamson 0-4
Zach Heidmann 0-4 run
Logan Kalis 2-4
Brett Kramer 0-3 bb
Bill Sather 1-4 2B, rbi
Ethan Branum 0-1 bb
-Mac Brink 0-2
Brad Waytashek 0-4

The Nisswa Lightning captured the North Division Playoff Title on Sunday with a 2-1 win over regular season Division Champion Fort Ripley.  With both teams already guaranteed spots in the 2019 Region 8C Tournament, the teams combined to use 8 pitchers in the game.  

After a scoreless first 3 innings pitched by starters Ethan Branum of Fort Ripley and Brett Jenkins for Nisswa, both teams turned the ball over to their bullpens in the 4th.  The Lightning struck for both of their runs in the top of the 4th against new Rebels pitcher Brett Kramer when Aaron Jenkins reached on an error, Morgan Shepherd was hit by a pitch and then Kolton Michalski cracked a 2-run double to make it 2-0.  The Rebels got their only run of the game in the bottom of the 6th when Zach Heidmann reached on an error, Logan Kalis singled and Bill Sather doubled to drive in Heidmann to make it 2-1 but the Rebels were unable to get the tying and go-ahead runs home as Tyler Wittwer closed the door, then Scott Sand pitched the final  innings for the Save.  Nisswa will go to the Region 8C Tournament as the North #1 seed and will open the Tournament on Saturday morning at 11:00 am against the West #2 seed, the Randall Cubs.  Fort Ripley will be the North #2 seed and will face the West #1 seed Upsala at 1:30 pm on Saturday in Pierz.  After the game, Nisswa drafted Logan Olson of  the Aitkin Steam while Fort Ripley selected Jake Lynn, also from Aitkin.
Nisswa Lightning Fort Ripley Rebels
Aaron Jenkins
Adam Hardy
Bodie Piepkorn
Brett Jenkins
Christopher Pederson
Drew Boland
Eric Bolt
Evan Bungum
Jason Roepke
Jeremiah Piepkorn
Kevin Smith
Kolton Michalski
Kyle Schaible
Logan McElfresh
Morgan Shephard
Nate DeChaine
Nick Cundy
Paul Jenkins
Sam Jenson
Sam Miller
Sam Peterson
Scott Sand
Tory Miller
Ty Swenson
Tyler Wittwer
Billy Sather
Brad Waytashek
Brett Kramer
Brian Skluzacek
Chris Veith
Christopher Smolke
Chuck Plante
Dustin Littlefield
Ethan Branum
Jack Schafer
Jacob Caughey
Jason Sather
Jim Kramer
Joseph Anthony Anderson
Logan Kalis
Malachy Brink
Nick Jelacie
Ray Austin
Rhett Williamson
Robert Veith
Tim Veith
Zach Heidmann