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Prep Baseball: Solid pitching and homer down Morris/C-A

Jared Rohloff applies the tag to Melrose runner Jordan Klaphake during the West Central Conference game on Thursday, May 18 in Morris. (Brooke Kern / Sun Tribune)

Jordan Klaphake homered and Brady Birch pitched a three-hitter as Melrose upended Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta on Thursday, May 18 in Morris.

Mitchell Dufault, Ryan Bowman and Denner Dougherty had MA/C-A's hits. Bowman took the loss, despite a strong effort.

The Tigers play host to Lac qui Parle Valley on Friday, May 19 and travel to Minnewaska on Tuesday, May 23 to close out the regular season.

Melrose 2, Morris/C-A 0

Melrose.................200 000 0-2 6 0

Morris/C-A...........000 000 0-0 3 2

Hitting - Melrose: Jordan Klaphake 1-2 hr rbi, Dillon Haider 2-3 ... Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta: Mitchell Dufault 1-3, Ryan Bowman 1-3, Denner Dougherty 1-3

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Melrose: Brady Birch (W) 7-3-0-0-4-5 ... Morris/C-A: Bowman (L) 7-6-2-2-2-5

Brooke Kern

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