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Braves stay alive in Region 14C playoffs

Dustin Geiser spun a five-hitter Sunday as the Bluffton Braves blanked Nimrod 5-0 to stay alive in the Region 14C baseball tournament at Perham.

Geiser was on target for all nine innings. He did not surrender a walk and three of the five hits he gave up were to the same player - Paul Funk. Geiser struck out four in out-dueling Nimrod's Alex Brockpahler. The Nimrod started went the first six frames before giving way to Funk, who pitched the last three innings.

The Braves broke the game open in the sixth when they pushed four runs across the plate. Kyle Dykhoff and Tom Tellers both collected two hits for Bluffton.

The victory set up a game Friday with Detroit Lakes. The winner of the 8 p.m. contest will advance to Round 5 on Saturday against Bertha-Hewitt at 5 p.m.

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Dustin Geiser and Kyle Dykhoff; Alex Brockpahler, Paul Funk (7) and Taylor Carlson

WP- Geiser; LP- Brockpahler

Bluffton 20, Sebeka 6

Kyle Dykhoff collected four hits and Brent Weller slapped out three as the Braves topped Sebeka in a slugfest Saturday.

Dustin Geiser, Kevin and Cory Tumberg, Tom Tellers and Matt Laughlin contributed two hits apiece.

The team teams combined for 34 hits. The Braves played errorless ball while the Stingers committed six miscues.

Kevin Tumberg worked eight innings in gaining the win for Bluffton. Tumberg allowed 13 hits and all six runs. Andrew Wendt spelled Tumberg in the ninth and stopped the Stingers on one hit.

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Kevin Tumberg, Andrew Wendt (9) and Dustin Geiser; Anderson, Reggie Kiser (3) and Eric Nelson

WP- Tumberg; LP- Anderson

Long Prairie 12, Bluffton 2

Duane Miller homered and had five hits Friday as the Predators bumped the Braves into the loser's bracket.

The Braves hurt themselves with poor work in the field where they guilty of six errors.

Teddy Gray shutout the Braves for the first five innings while the Predators were building a solid eight-run lead.

Gray scattered eight hits in the game. He gave up two walks and struck out five batters.

Dustin Geiser started on the hill for Bluffton but was chased off after pitching three frames. Cody Geiser and Sam Tellers saw action in relief. The three Bluffton pitchers combined to allow 13 hits.

Brent Weller and Kyle Dykhoff each picked up two safeties in the loss.

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Dustin Geiser, Cody Geiser (4), Sam Tellers (9) and Cody Geiser, Dustin Geiser; Teddy Gray and Cody Steward

WP- Gray; LP- Geiser

HR- Miller (LP)