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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Jordan Smith of Willmar got a base hit in his first at bat Wednesday night and then had the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 11th as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat the Batavia Muckdogs 4-3 in Niles, Ohio.

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Smith went 2-for-5 with two RBI. Down in the count 1-2, he drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the game-ending run. Smith signed with the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

The Scrappers improved to 4-2 in the Class A New York-Penn League.

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