<HR><CENTER><B>Redbirds move into semifinals</B></CENTER>
Luverne 5, Perham 1
Pitchers Robert Petersen and Wenninger limited Perham to one run and Eernisse drove in a pair of runs to highlight Luverne's four-run win in an elimination game played in Fairfax Saturday.
Petersen blanked Perham through seven innings before giving way to Wenninger, who pitched a scoreless eighth inning before yielding one run in the ninth.
Petersen earned the win.
Eernisse drove in runs in the fourth and sixth innings, after Luverne had taken a 1-0 cushion earlier in the contest.
The Redbirds opened the scoring when Nelson was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third. After moving to third base on Reisch's double, Nelson scored when Micky Sehr singled.
Irish doubled and scored on Eernisse's single to make it a 2-0 game in the fourth, and Nelson was hit by a pitch before scoring on Eernisse's single in the sixth to make the difference 3-0.
Luverne ended its scoring with a two-run eighth inning.
Mike Miller singled before scoring on Ohme's run-scoring single. Ohme scored the final run later in the frame.