Mahtomedi stayed alive in the Section 4AAA playoffs with a 7-1 win over St. Paul Central on Monday evening at Northwestern University in Roseville. Johnny DeVore and Luke Loughlin each pitched three scoreless innings. Andrew Murphy was 2-for-2 with a double and a walk, driving home two runs and scoring one. Loughlin had a triple and RBI, and Leo Bustos had a single and RBI. The Zephyrs (13-9) now face Fridley (16-7) on Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., at Northwestern.