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Baseball: Tigers open 1AA-East playoffs with victory

Led by senior Jake Griebenow and junior Reid Lundell, top-seeded Lake City pulled away with a 5-1 victory over No. 8-seed Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland in the Section 1AA-East playoffs Thursday in Lake City.

In the next round, the Tigers (15-4) will take on Dover-Eyota at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lake City.

Throwing just 74 pitches, Griebenow struck out seven and held the Bulldogs to four hits for the complete-game victory.

At the plate, Lundell led 20th-ranked Lake City, going 1-for-4 with two RBI. Logan Thomas added a triple and an RBI, and Ben Schramski and Elliot Cox each had a hit and a run scored.