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New London-Spicer Twins shortstop leaps to catch a throw in a rundown that eventually tagged out Green Isle's leadoff hitter Zach Herd, foreground, in the third inning on Saturday at Faber Field in St. Cloud during the third round of the Class C State Am Tournament.

Amateur Baseball: NLS Twins fall 2-0 to Zachow, Green Isle; Outhit Irish 7-4 Saturday


ST. CLOUD, Minn. - New London-Spicer played an airtight game and lost Saturday afternoon in the third-round of the Class C Minnesota State Baseball playoffs.

But the Irish played flawless ball, too, and took away a 2-0 victory to advance to Sunday's quarterfinal round at the MAC to play the Howard Lake Orphans.

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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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