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Even Baker Field in Willmar on Friday had too much water for the visiting Madison (Wis.) Mallards, which forced the Willmar Stingers to postpone the Northwoods League game tonight and move it to Saturday double-header at 3:05 p.m. With a portion of the parking lot also flooded, it appears it may be a bit before fly balls can soar again at the ballpark. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Baker Field sits as a duck pond, Stinger game tonight postponed

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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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