MAYVILLE – The MayPort-CG Patriots won back-to-back elimination games Tuesday to force a one-game playoff with Thompson for the Region 2 title Thursday afternoon.
MPCG head coach Alex Berry’s club set down Hatton-Northwood 9-4 and held off a late rally by Thompson to beat the Tommies 5-4 at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Mayville State.
Patriots sophomores Lucas Fugleberg and Jake Hutter turned in strong performances on the mound, helping MPCG advance to the region title game and a one-game showdown with the Tommies.
“If you would have told me to start the morning that we’d (have won two games and) be playing Thompson on Thursday I would’ve been tickled about that,” Berry said Tuesday.
“The team had a goal this season to make it to state and entering Thursday’s game nothing had changed. We told the guys to stick to the plan and believe in themselves.”
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