Cherokee 3 Vineland 1 | Diamond Classic First Round

The Chiefs took an early lead and then held off the Fighting Clan to advance to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic quarterfinals. Cherokee starter Brody Minder earned the win, while Grayson Bravo went two and a third innings to pick up the save. Cameron Della Vecchia, Brett Chiesa and Brandon Prince all drove in runs for the 10th-seeded Chiefs (14-4). Xavier Cortex struck out 11 in a complete game for seventh-seeded Vineland (12-5) in the loss.

JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: