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East Ridge tops Cretin, moves into section semi

Thomas Mueller and the East Ridge Raptors baseball beat Cretin-Derham Hall 4-3 in Section 4AAA play Tuesday at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. (Bulletin file photo)

Two wins.

That could be all that separates East Ridge from a state tournament berth following the Raptors 4-3 win over Cretin-Derham Hall in Section 4AAA play on Tuesday night at Midway Stadium.

The Raptors jumped out to a 3-0 lead through three innings, but had to survive a scare as the Raiders closed the deficit to 4-3 with a pair of runs in the fifth inning.

East Ridge senior hurler Drew Molin notched the win, tossing five innings and striking out seven.

The Raptors will take on Mahtomedi, the section’s top seed, on Saturday night in the section semifinal at Midway Stadium. The winner of that battle will automatically advance to the section final on June 3, while the loser will drop into the loser’s bracket.