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Junior pitcher Ben Morken tosses a 2-hitter in the Eagles 5-0 win over Windom at Richter Field in Granite Falls on Saturday.

Lac qui Parle Valley (Minnesota) 1 win from State; Morris, BOLD still alive in elimination brackets


GRANITE FALLS, Minn. -- With junior pitcher Ben Morken dialed in the Lac qui Parle Valley Eagles posted a 5-0 victory over the Windom Eagles on Saturday afternoon in the winner's bracket of the Section 3A baseball tournament.

The Eagles (15-9) won't play again until Thursday when they will have two chances to win one game to decide who goes on to the Class A Tournament. That game also is at Richter Park in Granite Falls.

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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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