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VFW Tournament action in Willmar, Minn.

WILLMAR -- The VFW Tournament at Willmar and Spicer got underway Friday evening with two games on Swansson Orange.

Willmar beat New London-Spicer II 15-5 while New London-Spicer I topped Paynesville 9-3.

The tournament continues today with four games at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer and two at Baker Field in Willmar.

The championship is set for 12:30 p.m. Sunday on Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium.

The 3rd annual 16U Central Minnesota Classic is co-sponsored by the Willmar/NLS VFW baseball programs.

The NLS II team was put together to fill out an eight-team bracket and included some Babe Ruth League players.

Willmar 15, NLS II 5

NL-S II 001 220 -- 5 6 4

Willmar 142 152--15 14 1

HITTING - New London-Spicer II: Treyton Austvold 1-for-3, rbi; Adam Essler 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3b; Isaac Goetzman 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2b, rbi; Brett Olson 2-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi ... Willmar: Tony McCleary 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 rbi; Trey Tollefson 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 rbi, 2b, 3b; Patrick Courtney 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 sb's, rbi; Sam Schaefbauer 1-for-2, Carter Sack 2-for-2, 2 runs, rbi; Logan Wigton 1-forf-2, Adam Nibaur 2-for-2, 2 runs

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- New London-Spicer II: Adam Essler (L) 4Zc-10-13-10-2-5, Jonny DeGeest 1Xc-4-2-2-2-2 ... Willmar: Josh Warne (W) 6-6-5-5-4-6