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Benson's Dan Martin, left, is forced out at second base by Dylan Hoffman of Granite Falls during a District 7-II American Legion baseball playoff game Tuesday in Montevideo. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Benson extends postseason streak

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MONTEVIDEO -- Benson continues to live on the razor's edge separating agony and victory.

Post 62 scored with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning on a wild pitch Tuesday to nip Granite Falls, 5-4.


The win to open the District 7, Division II American Legion baseball final four is Benson's fourth in a row in the postseason -- each by one run.

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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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