Ripon 10, Berlin 2: Payton Bryden turned in a strong game on the mound and at the plate and the Tigers plated seven runs in the second inning in the win over the Indians.
Bryden struck out 11 in six innings of work, while also going 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the Tigers, who will face second-seeded Westfield in a regional semifinal next Tuesday.
Hayden Fenner, Ben Pulvermacher, Alex Goyette and Owen Krueger each added two hits apiece for Ripon.
Richard Block had two of Berlin’s three hits in the game.
Berlin…001 010 0 — 2 3 2
Ripon…070 111 x — 10 13 2
WP — Payton Bryden (6 IP, 2 BBs, 11 Ks). LP — David Miracle (2 IP, 4 BBs, 0 Ks).
Leading hitters: BER — Richard Block 2×2. RIP — Payton Bryden 4×4, RBI; Hayden Fenner 2×5, Ben Pulvermacher 2×5, 2B; Alex Goyette 2×2, 2B; Owen Krueger 2×4.