Split puts VFW squad in elimination game

Forest Lake and Blaine split a playoff doubleheader in VFW Seventh District action on Wednesday. The local boys representing Post 4210 won the first game in Blaine 9-4 but the hosts walked off with a 3-2 win in the nightcap to force a winner-take-all contest set for 5 p.m. today (Thursday).

A six-run third inning propelled Post 4210 to victory in the first game. Clayton Dahly was effective in relief of Tim Yaritz.

Forest Lake starter Danny Wassman carried a 2-0 lead into the final inning in the second game before Blaine rallied.

The winner of the best-of-three series moves on to the Seventh District round of eight, which will be held in Forest Lake through next Wednesday.