by Head Coach Jim Erzar
The Deer River Warrior baseball team won their first two playoff games to become one of two teams with no losses in the Section 7A double elimination tournament. The Warriors who earned the number one seed in the north at the conclusion of the regular season with an 18-2 record had an opening round bye before traveling to Ely on Tuesday, May 29th to take on the winner of Chisholm and NE Range. NE Range defeated Chisholm but the Warriors game with NE Range was postponed because the field became unplayable because of rain. So the Warriors made the return trip to Ely the next day and defeated the Nighthawks 15-4 in five innings. The following day, Thursday, June 1st, the Warriors had a much shorter trip as they took on the South’s number two seed, Carlton, in Cohasset and defeated the Bulldogs 10-0 in five innings behind a very solid pitching performance from Jeffrey Moore. Those wins advanced the Warriors (20-2) to the undefeated game against the number one seed from the south, South Ridge (17-3), Tuesday, June 6th at Wade Stadium in Duluth. The results of that game were unavailable at press time. The other two teams that remain alive with one loss in the 14 team Section 7A Tournament are Ely and Silver Bay. For Deer River, this is the seventh time in the past nine years that the Warriors have advanced to the undefeated game of the Section 7A playoffs. The Warriors won the Section in 2010, 2011 and 2015.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.