Christian Johnson delivered a complete game one hit 4-0 shoutout for his Buffalo Post 270 team in an elimination round win over Brainerd Post 255. The won lifts Buffalo into a game with the loser of the Eastview Wayzata game.
Johnson struck out six and walked one in his 90 pitch effort. Single runs in the third and fifth innings followed by two more in the sixth were all Buffalo needed to rebound from their 6-4 loss to Woodbury Blue earlier in the day.
Ethan Lasswell-Soeffker (2-3, 1RBI) and Nathan Busher (2-2, 2R) led the way for Buffalo at the plate. Brainerd pitcher McCale Peterson surrendered four runs over six innings striking out two and walking one. Peterson allowed seven hits in his outing.
Hunter Wicklund had the lone hit for his Brainerd team that was double.
Buffalo wll play the loser of the Eastview and Wayzata game that plays out at 6pm at Richfield High School tonight.