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Jordan Payne of New London-Spicer VFW I is a stride short of getting his third hit as Tony McCleary of Willmar takes the throw from shortstop in the sixth inning. NLS won 11-6 in Sunday's third-place game at Baker Field in the 16U Central Minnesota Classic. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Hutchinson wins VFW tourney; NLS I takes 3rd


WILLMAR -- Hutchinson beat Watertown I by a 7-4 score on Sunday afternoon at Baker Field to capture first-place at the third annual Willmar/New London-Spicer VFW 16U Central Minnesota Classic.

New London-Spicer I topped Willmar 11-6 on Sunday morning for third-place (see below).

In other outcomes, Paynesville drilled Granite Falls 13-3 for the consolation championship. The seventh-place game went to Watertown II who beat New London-Spicer I 10-0.

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