By PATRICK SLACK
Top-seeded Little Falls handled eighth-seeded Clearwater 8-1 in Wednesday’s sub-state playoff opener in St. Cloud.
Josh Wenzel led Little Falls at the plate with a 4-for-4 night, with Collin Eckman, Matt Stumpf and Kyle Boser all adding multi-hit games.
Eckman doubled, Stumpf scored a run and drove in one and Boser delivered a three-run triple.
Gabe Ploof went the distance on the mound, striking out 10 without issuing a walk and only allowing one unearned run.
Little Falls takes on Monticello tonight at 7 p.m. at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.