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Tribune photo by Tom Larson Willmar shortstop Patrick Courtney fields a roller and comes up throwing during the Cardinals' season-opener against Sartell on Thursday at Baker Field in Willmar. Courtney also had two runs batted in in the Cards' 3-2 victory.

Prep baseball: Willmar tops Sartell in opener

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WILLMAR -- Senior Dean Stier carried the load but sophomore Adam Nibaur saved the day as the Willmar Cardinals baseball team started their spring campaign with a 3-2 win over Central Lakes Conference foe Sartell on Thursday at Baker Field.


Stier, who allowed both Sabre runs in the fourth, walked the first two hitters in the seventh and then got his 11th strikeout.

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