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Paynesville senior right-hander Nathan “The Diesel” Meyer throws a pitch in the second inning against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. The Bulldogs’ lone returning starter no-hit the Falcons Friday in Paynesville, allowing two baserunners.

Prep baseball: Paynesville’s Meyer tosses 5-inning no-hitter


PAYNESVILLE — Is this a rebuilding year for the Bulldogs or are they just rearranging?

Paynesville is a modest 2-2 with a nearly all-new line-up after walloping ACGC 13-0 on Friday, but indications are these boys can play.

Just ask the Falcons after they were buried by a nine-run Dogs’ second and ended up on the short end of a five-inning no-hitter pitched by Nathan Meyer, the lone full-time starter back.

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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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