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Area Baseball: Four area players are Lions All-Stars

Four area players have been selected to compete in the annual Minnesota Lions All-Star Baseball Tournament on June 22-23 in Chaska.

Brandon Bornhorst and Sam Haas of Lac qui Parle Valley, Colton Vien of Montevideo and Jonah Johnson of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg will play for the Southern Minnesota All-Stars team. Vien and Bornhorst were selected as pitchers, Haas as an outfielder and Johnson as a utility player.

The 38th annual tournament features 80 of Minnesota's top graduating players competing in front of scouts and top college coaches.

Money raised through the tournament supports the Lions Children's Eye Clinic at the University of Minnesota.

The round-robin tournament begins at 4 p.m., June 22.

Willmar Legion tryouts this week

Tryouts for the Willmar American Legion Post 167 baseball team are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m. Swansson Orange.