Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bernsdorf blanks Brookston in DQ Classic

Ely's Trevor Bernsdorf tossed his second shutout in as many starts Saturday as Post 248 blanked Brookston 3-0 in second round action in the DQ Grill and Chill Legion Classic.

The senior-to-be tossed a three-hitter and recorded eight strikeouts and prevailed in an abbreviated pitchers' duel with Brookston's Dan Wood.

Wood, who is bound for St. Scholastica, fired five shutout innings against the tournament hosts before leaving the game with a sore back.

Ely pounced against reliever Dan Lisic  in the bottom of the sixth, with Nick Mathews' single to left plating Bernsdorf and breaking the scoreless deadlock. Jory Johnson added a sacrifice fly and a third run scored on a throwing error.

Cody Bialik had two hits for the winners, who improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the tournament. Ely takes on Esko under the lights tonight at 7:30 p.m.

In other DQ Classic action:
• Taconite 10, Minnetonka 7;
• Foley 4, Brookston 0;
• Taconite 5, Hibbing 2;
• Minnetonka 14, Chisholm 2 (5).

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