Grand Rapids a dramatic 9-8 walk-off win over Forest Lake in a 1st round playoff game Thursday. Grand Rapids with 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th to take their first and only lead of the game. Winning run scored on a bases loaded walk to Tanner Shepherd.

Drew Sjostrand with the win in relief of Kyle Stram and had these thoughts after the game.

Deer River one game away from the 7A championship game with a 6-3 8 inning win over Cook County. Gerard Valley was there and wraps up the exciting Deer River win.

Grand Rapids plays Anoka at Forest Lake Saturday at noon. Deer River takes on South Ridge Tuesday in Duluth.