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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Willmar’s Tyler Stegeman is safe on the back end of a double steal in the second inning Wednesday at Cold Spring. Late with the tag is Dassel-Cokato second baseman Marshall Wirtzfeld.

Willmar Legion pounds Dassel-Cokato

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COLD SPRING — In a free-swinging baseball game at lovely Springer Park, the Post 167 of Willmar hit the long ball while Dassel-Cokato hit only singles.


The gap in power was so big that Willmar in its Zone 15 Division I American Legion playoff opener triumphed 13-2 despite only a tiny 11 to 10 advantage in hits.

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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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