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Willmar Notebook: Baseball rebounds following slow start

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The week started out, the last thing expected in Cardinal sports would be for the baseball team to sweep Rocori.

At 1-10, Willmar was off to its worst start in history.


Rocori may not be the same group of veterans that won the state title at Target Field last spring but this is still a program with five top-two finishes in the Central Lakes the past decade.

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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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