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Northwoods, Citizens capture Cal Ripken tournament titles

Northwoods Bank and Citizens National Bank followed up having the best records during the regular season by capturing tournament titles Monday night at Park Rapids to cap off the Heartland Cal Ripken League season.

Northwoods Bank and Citizens National Bank followed up having the best records during the regular season by capturing tournament titles Monday night at Park Rapids to cap off the Heartland Cal Ripken League season.

Northwoods Bank rallied by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat Menahga 4-3 in the Minor Legaue championship game of the age 9-10 youth baseball division.

In the title game of the age 11-12 youth baseball division, Citizens National Bank topped Nevis Green 4-2 to win the Major League title.

In the Minor League title game, Menahga held a 3-1 lead entering the final inning before Northwoods Bank rallied. A walk by Nathaniel Beck, a single by Logan Johnson and a walk to Jake Dickinson set up an RBI double by Chase Brand and the game-winning hit by Scottie Peterson.

Northwoods Bank scored its first run in the fourth inning on Brand's double and Peterson's single.

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Brand, Sam Eystad and Connor Shaw handled the pitching chores for Northwoods Bank.

In the Major League championship game, Jordan McCollum and Tyler McCollum combined on a three-hitter in leading Citizens National Bank to the win.

Nevis took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a walk to Kerry Rezac, Jordan Dudley's fielder's choice grounder and Ben Kluver's RBI double.

CNB tied the game in the bottom of the first when Austin Carlson reached on an infield single, stole second and scored on Derek Porozinski's two-out single.

In the third, CNB increased its lead to 3-1 when Carlson and Jordan McCollum walked and scored on wild pitches.

A double by Kluver and an error led to Nevis' second run in the fourth.

CNB added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth. Laine Jensen walked and Zach Hagen was hit by a pitch with two outs. An error on Jeff Dickinson's grounder enabled Jensen to score the final run.

Jordan McCollum allowed one run on one hit and two walks over the first two innings. He struck out four. Tyler McCollum pitched the final four innings, giving up one run on two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.

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This was the first year in which Park Rapids split into the two age divisions and participated in this league, which also included teams from Menahga, Nevis and Walker.

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