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(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) Two months after heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Willmar's Austin Adamson bunts his way on base during the first inning in Game 1 of the District 7 tournament final Saturday against Litchfield.

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Post 167 has three players on this year's state-bound team that played in the 2009 American Legion Division I Baseball Tournament.

Austin Adamson, who is one of those, quickly recalls the first game.


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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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