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Class 3A state tournament

Lutheran 6, St. Mary’s 3

University Schools in Greeley: The No. 6 Pirates didn’t get things going until the third inning, and that wasn’t quite enough as No. 3 Lutheran held on to win Friday morning in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament.

St. Mary’s issued a three-run third-inning rally to cut the Lions’ lead to 4-3. But Lutheran responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame, enough to hold off the Pirates (19-7).

Brody Schneider led Lutheran (15-9), going 3 for 3 with three RBIs and a home run.

St. Mary’s looks to bounce back in the consolation bracket, starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday against No. 2 Eaton at Butch Butler Field in Greeley.

Eaton (20-4) was upset by No. 7 Resurrection Christian, 10-2, on Friday.

CHHUN SUN, The Gazette

Chhun Sun is a sports reporter with an emphasis in preps. He joined The Gazette in April 2015 and covered public safety for three years before joining @gazettepreps staff. The Thailand-born Cambodian-American has been in journalism for nearly two decades.

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