Fergus Falls had twice as many hits as Menahga (4-2) on Tuesday afternoon, but the Braves scored the only two runs of the game and ended the Otters season with a 2-0 win in the opening round of the Section 8AA playoffs. Fergus Falls ends the year with a 5-16 record.
The Ottertail Central Bulldogs fell behind early and couldn’t get the bats going in their 7-0 loss to Menahga on Tuesday. Winning pitcher Nolan Haataja allowed just one hit in six innings on the mound, recording 8 strikeouts. Charlie Hodge threw a scoreless inning of relief for the Braves.
Jack Pietila delivered a 2-run double in the first inning and doubled home another run when Menahga added four runs in the fourth building an early lead on the way to a 12-1 victory over Ottertail Central on Tuesday.