Esko baseball rolls past Rock Ridge in semifinals, to face Mora in Section 7AA title game

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Top-seeded Esko baseball took down second seeded Rock Ridge 7-1 Tuesday afternoon in the Section 7AA winners bracket semifinals at Wade Stadium to punch their ticket to the championship game.

Rock Ridge then played in the elimination bracket, but fell to eighth seeded Mora 2-1 to end their season.

The once-beaten No. 1. Eskomos and No. 8 Mora will battle for the 7AA title Thursday. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. at Wade Stadium. If Esko wins game one they are off to the state tournament, and if they fall that will force a game two.

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Below are more section baseball playoff scores from Tuesday.

Section 7A:

FINAL: Cherry 6, South Ridge 4
FINAL: Ely 4, Silver Bay 2
FINAL: South Ridge 5, Ely 3
No. 1 South Ridge will meet No. 2 Cherry in the championship game Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Rock Ridge’s Frandsen Bank and Trust Field. If needed game two to follow if Cherry loses game one.

Section 7AAA:

FINAL: Cloquet 6, North Branch 1
FINAL: Grand Rapids 2, Cloquet 1
No. 2 Grand Rapids will meet No. 1 Hermantown in the championship game Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Grand Rapids. If needed game two to follow if Hermantown loses game one.