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Dike-New Hartford shakes off early deficit to roll past Columbus 11-3

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Dike-New Hartford shook off an early 3-0 deficit, scoring 11 unanswered runs to roll past Waterloo Columbus 11-3 in a class 2A district semifinal.

The Wolverines found themselves trailing in the top of the first inning when the Sailors Mason Clasen blasted a 3-run shot over the left field fence. The Sailors would hold a lead up until the bottom of the fifth inning.

Dike-New Hartford's bats came alive in the waning innings. Clayton Maple drove a pitch in to the left-center gap for an RBI double to open the 6th, pulling the Wolverines within a run.  A bunt single by Jake Sonnenberg on a squeeze play tied the game at 3 apiece, while Trent Johnson followed with a 2 RBI single to put the Wolverines ahead for good. In all--Dike-New Hartford scored 6 runs in the 5th to take control.

The Wolverines will host Denver in a district final on Saturday night.

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