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VFW baseball: Willmar I rips Alex II; playoffs next

WILLMAR -- The Willmar VFW I team polished off Alexandria II 10-0 on Wednesday in a make-up game moved from Alexandria after the town received three inches of rain in the morning.

The District 5 playoffs are next with play-in games this weekend; VFW I will likely play its first game Tuesday, at home.

Adam Nibaur pitched a 2-hit five-inning shutout; Austin Smith, batting No. 9, had a pair of two-run singles for four RBI.

Willmar I 10, Alex II 0

Willmar 131 14--10 12 1

Alexandria II 000 00 -- 0 2 1

HITTING - Willmar II: Tyler Stegeman 2-for-3, rbi; Carter Sack 1-for-4, Tony McCleary 2-for-4, 3b, rbi; Adam Nibaur 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Cole Hagen 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Buzzy Tollefson 1-for-1, 2 runs, 2b, rbi; Evan VanDenEine 1-for-2, 2 runs, rbi; Zach Horman 1-for-2, 2 runs; Austin Smith 2-for-3, 4 rbi Alex II: n/a

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar I: Adam Nibaur (W) 5-2-0-0-0-5 ...Alexandria II: Theoness (L) 5-12-10-9-3-7