The Midkota Mustangs of Midkota, Dakota Prairie, Griggs County Central and Lakota, defended its home field in Glenfield on Tuesday with a 5-2 victory over visiting South Border.

Cole Hendrickson pitched six innings of two-run baseball with five strikeouts in the winning effort, with Cade Stein collecting the save in the seventh and also clubbing a double and driving in two runs at the plate.

South Border's Seth Wolf shouldered the loss, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and four walks. Marshall Lindgren batted 3-for-4 with a double for South Border and Trentan Finck went 2-for-4.

Midkota (4-6, 2-4 Region 3) is at Kidder County/Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter (4-6, 3-3) on Thursday in Steele. South Border (4-5, 1-5) makes the trek to Steele on Friday to face the Wolves.

Midkota 5, South Border 2

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M 001 400 X -- 5 8 0

Batteries: M, Cole Hendrickson, Cade Stein (7) and Kaleb Short. S, Seth Wolf, Marshall Lindgren (4) and Daniel Schumacher. W-Hendrickson. L-Wolf. S-Stein.

Highlights: M, Hendrickson 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO; Stein 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Holden Lenz 2-3, R; Brody Berg 1-4, RBI, 2 R.

S, Wolf 3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO; Lindgren 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 3-4, 2B; Nathan Schauer 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB; Trentan Finck 2-4, R; James Schumacher 1-4, RBI, R.

Records: Midkota 4-6, 2-4 Region 3. South Border 4-5, 1-5.