Ashby falls in extras to top-seeded New York Mills, Arrows face elimination Tuesday; Parkers bounced by Browerville

Ashby and Parkers Prairie competed in the Section 6A baseball tournament on Thursday.

Hunter Norby (left) and Jaden Norby laugh at the mound in Ashby's 13-0 win over Parkers Prairie in Buffton to advance in the Section 6A baseball tournament on June 3, 2021. (Jared Rubado / Echo Press)

The Ashby baseball team is one loss away from seeing its season come to an end after dropping an extra-inning game to New York Mills.

The Arrows (21-2) fell 5-4 in the eighth inning on a New York Mills (19-2) single. The Eagles tied the game in the seventh inning before winning it in the eighth. New York Mills is the top-ranked team in Class A through the QRF on, while Ashby is sixth.

Torin Olson went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Arrows. Jaden Norby took the loss for the Arrows. He threw seven innings and struck out six batters.

Brock Peterson catches a fly ball in Parkers Prairie's 13-0 loss to Ashby in the second round of the Section 6A baseball tournament in Bluffton on June 3, 2021. (Jared Rubado / Echo Press)


Ashby got to the winner’s bracket game by beating Parkers Prairie 13-0 in five innings. Hunter Norby allowed one hit in his pitching performance. Norby struck out five batters and walked one.

The Arrows blew the door open with a 10-run second inning. Miles Hoff, Carter Spangler, Carson Spangler, Olson, Hunter Norby and Brodie Ecker had RBIs in the inning.

Parkers Prairie’s season ended at the hands of Browerville-Eagle Valley (7-14) in eight innings. The Panthers finished with a record of 9-12.

Ashby will play in an elimination game in Bluffton on June 8. The Arrows will take on Upsala-Swanville Area (19-3). The Patriots ended Ashby’s run at a perfect season with a 4-3 win on May 24. The first pitch is at 2:30 p.m. The winner will play either Browerville-Eagle Valley or Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (11-11).

Florian Koep (left) makes a leaping catch over Hunter Norby on June 3, 2021. Ashby beat Parkers Prairie 13-0 in Buffton to advance in the Section 6A baseball tournament. (Jared Rubado / Echo Press)


ASHBY 0 10 30X XX - 13


PARKERS PRAIRIE HITTING- Brendan Johnson 0-2; Dylan Debilzen 1-2; Floridan Koep 0-1, BB; Wyatt Murray 0-2; Brock Peterson 0-2; Cole Gessell 0-1; Riley Thoennes 0-1; David Revering 0-2; Jake Wagner 0-2; Chase Thieschaefer 0-1; ASHBY HITTING- Torin Olson 0-2, R, BB; Robert Nelson 0-1; Carter Spangler 2-3, 2R, RBI; Jaden Norby 0-1, 2R, BB; Hunter Norby 2-2, 3R,3RBI, BB; Evan Paulson 1-3, H, 2RBI; Ashton Ecker 0-1, R; Mattson Hoff 1-3, R, 2RBI; Miles Hoff 1-3, R, RBI, BB; Carter Spangler 0-2, R

BROWERVILLE 000 320 01 - 6

PARKERS PRAIRIE 000 041 00 - 5

PARKERS PRAIRIE- Johnson 0-4, R, BB; Debilzen 1-3, R, 2RBI, BB; Koep 2-4, RBI; Murray 0-3, BB; Peterson 1-4; Thoennes R; Revering 2-4; Thieschaefer 1-3, R, RBI, BB; Wegner 1-3, BB

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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