A big first inning helped the Litchfield Blues win 9-5 on the road against the Cokato Kernals.
Litch scored four runs in the first inning to jump out to an early lead. Cokato posted a run in the second inning, but the Blues responded with two more runs in the third for a 6-1 lead.
Cokato cut the lead to one with four runs in the sixth inning, but the Blues added two runs in the seventh and another in the eighth for a 9-5 victory.
Matt Spreiter had five hits in the game, scoring once and adding two RBIs. Afton Kaping and Cody Klabunde each had two hits and two RBIs.
Litch next plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it travels to face Buffalo.
Litchfield Blues 9, Cokato Kernals 5 (June 26)
Litch ...... 402 000 210 - 9
Cokato ... 010 004 000 - 5
Batting - A. Loch 0-4, R; M. Spreiter 5-5, R, 2RBI; C. Klabunde 2-5, R, 2RBI, BB; B. Smith 1-4, R, 2BB; J. Jones 1-5, RBI, BB; J. Kiehn 0-3, R, RBI; J. Hyde 1-3, R, RBI; A. Kaping 2-5, 2R, RBI; E. Kaping 1-5, R; Totals - 13-39, 9R, 8RBI, 4BB, 6K
2B - Hyde
Pitching - J. Hyde (W) 7IP-4H-5R-5ER-4BB-5K; S. Ridgeway 2IP-0H-0R-0ER-0BB-2K