Paynesville (23-3) captured the Class AA third place title with a 6-0 shutout win over St. Peter (20-7) on Friday, April 14 in St. Cloud, Minn.

The Bulldogs charted the eventual game winning run in the first inning when Levi Bast scored after Spence Evans was hit by a pitch that forced home Bast. In the third inning, Paynesville added two runs followed by one run in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth to finalize the scoring at 6-0.

In the contest, Paynesville outhit St. Peter 10-2, as Carter Wessel pitched a completed shutout with only two hits allowed and five strikeouts to his credit. Bast and Zach Schroeder both paced the Paynesville offense with two hits apiece, while Evans added one hit and two RBIs in the game.