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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Bird Island's Tyler Hebrink arrives at home plate after his home run to left-center at Putz Field scored Dylan Gass and Shawn Dollerschell in front for a 3-0 Bullfrogs' lead in the top of the first against St. Patrick on Sunday in St. Cloud. Hebrink also singled and doubled.

Amateur baseball: Frogs leap into 3rd round


ST. CLOUD -- How 'bout those Frogs?

Bird Island, the No. 3 seed out of Region 11C, ousted St. Patrick, the champs of 3C, by a 6-4 score on Sunday afternoon in the second round of the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Tournament.

The Bullfrogs lashed 13 hits at Putz Field. The biggest blows were a three-run homer by Tyler Hebrink in the first inning and a two-run double by Elliot Serbus in the third.

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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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