IRON MOUNTAIN - Kingsford put up nine runs in the first two innings and coasted past Iron Mountain 10-0 in the Little League 11-year-old baseball district all-star tournament Thursday at Larry Barkle Eastside Field.
Kingsford pitchers Brett Hicks and Nick McCole checked Iron Mountain to one hit, a second-inning single by Zach Depotie.
Kingsford smacked 13 hits - two apiece from Matt Moreau (double), Daunte Fortner (double), Nate Rutter, Luke Terrian and Hunter Lindeman. Connor Edwards lashed a double.
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Kingsford’s Nick McCole slides into the tag of Iron Mountain catcher Travis Yott during Thursday’s Little League 11-year old baseball district game at Larry Barkle Eastside Field. Iron Mountain’s Quentin Ackerman (4) watches the play.
Fortner also made the defensive play of the game from shortstop, diving to rob Quentin Ackerman of a base hit in the first inning.
Ackerman and Matt Berglund pitched for North.
Kingsford scored four runs in the first inning, five in the second and one in the fourth to end the elimination bracket game.
Once-beaten Kingsford and unbeaten Norway will collide at 6 p.m. Saturday at Barkle Field. A Kingsford win would force another title game Sunday.
District champion moves on to the state tournament at West Branch.