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Jake Deadrick, right, of Paynesville avoids a force out at second base when Ryan Beyer of Morris couldn't reach far enough to catch the throw during their West Central South game on Tuesday. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt

Morris repels late Paynesville rally


PAYNESVILLE -- Morris held off a five-run Paynesville rally to hand the Bulldogs a 9-8 loss in West Central South Conference baseball action Tuesday.

The Bulldogs (13-3, 14-4) trailed 9-3 entering the bottom of the seventh and scored three runs on a home run by Nathan Nietfeld.

The Tigers (9-6, 10-9) took a 2-0 lead on a two-run homer from Chris Boettcher to left field and scored another run later for a 3-0 lead. Paynesville tied the game with three runs in the third.

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