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Hayfield advances to Saturday with 13-3 win over USC

Coming off a split in its first two playoff games Saturday, the Hayfield Vikings responded with a statement 13-3 win over United South Central Monday.

Hayfield put up three early runs off five hits in the first inning and sailed from there.

“It was a good day to hit,” head coach Kasey Krekling said.

Brady Nelson got the win going four and a third innings giving up just one earned run on five hits with five strikeouts. Luke Reisus mopped things up with with just two runs allowed in two and two-thirds innings.

“Brady Nelson and Luke Risius, they are both freshman and they did a great job in their first playoff experience,” Krekling said.

The Vikings will face Randolph at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Riverland Community College.

Hayfield 301 302 4 — 13

USC 000 102 0  — 3

Hayfield pitching: Brady Nelson (W) 4 and 1/3, 1R (E), 5H, 4K, 2W, 1HP; Jake Risius 2 /2/3, 2R (1ER), 3H, 3K, 3W

Hayfield hitting: Jake Olive 0-for-5; Lane Canny 4-for 5 3B(2), 2B, 3R; Kolby Tapp 3-for-4, HP, 2B(2), 2R, 2RBI; Dominic Dublin 2-for-4, 2B(2), 3R, 1RBI; Adam Fjerstad 1-for-4 HP, 2R, 2RBI; Brady Dahl 2-for-3, 2W, 2R, 1RBI; Owen Novotne 0-for-4, SAC Fly, 2RBI; Brady Nelson 1-for 2 W, 2RBI; Jake Reisus 2-for-2 1R, RBI; Drew Olive 1-for-5, 2RBI.