VFW Baseball DISTRICT 5 Ortonville at Willmar I, 6 p.m. Morris at Madison, 6 p.m. New London-Spicer at Montevideo, 6 p.m.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Rails stayed alive to play another day with a 5-0 victory over Sacred Heart Friday evening at Bill Taunton Stadium. The Rails face Atwater next in the elimination bracket of the Cornbelt South amateur playoffs -- 6 p.m. Sunday by the pond in Atwater. Bird Island and Raymond play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Raymond in the winner's bracket. The winner of that game is guaranteed a place in the region tournament. Left-hander Cody Scott tamed Sacred Heart on three hits while striking out 10. "Cody's curve ball was tough," said Steve Wetterling, the Rails' catcher.
The Eagle Creek Golf Course Men's and Women's Stroke Play Championship will be held today and Sunday. Dan Anderson won the men's title last year and Chelsa Dooley was the women's champion. Dave Fritz won the 50-and-over men's title a year ago and Bruce Krupke was te 60-and-over champion.
The Water Days Tennis Tournament in New London, which began on Friday, continues today and concludes on Sunday.
New London native Aaron Barber just missed making the cut Friday at the Nationwide Tour's Price Cutter Charity Championship at Springfield, Mo. Barber shot 70 in both the first and second rounds to card a two-day total of 4-under 140, but the cut was at 6-under. Barber has made the cut only three times in 12 tournaments this season.
SATURDAY Legion Baseball New London-Spicer at Fargo Invitational, day 2 of 2 DISTRICT 7, DIVISION II Southwest at Sacred Heart 1. Montevideo vs. Granite Falls, noon 2. Cottonwood vs. Sacred Heart, 2:30 p.m. 3. Loser-1 vs. Winner-2, 5 p.m. Northeast at Madison 1. Kerkhoven vs. Glenwood, noon 2. Benson vs. Madison, 2:30 p.m. 3. Loser-1 vs. Winner-2, 5 p.m. Northwest at Wheaton 1. Morris vs. Wheaton, noon 2. West Central vs. Brandon-Evansville, 2:30 p.m. 3. Loser-1 vs. Winner-2, 5 p.m. Southeast at Raymond 1. MACCRAY vs. Fairfax, noon 2. Eden Valley-Watkins vs.
RAYMOND -- Kyle Knott belted a grand slam and drew three walks and Jason Meyer hit a home run as top seed Raymond cruised to a 12-2 win over Granite Falls in the Cornbelt South playoffs Friday night. Raymond (25-10) will now host Bird Island at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
WILLMAR -- Dean Larson claimed his first trophy of the season at the KRA Speedway Thursday and Cory Tammen posted a sweep. Tim Juven, a veteran Street Stocker from Delano, provided a heart-stopping moment when the rear end of his No. 10 racer snapped coming into Turn 1 in his heat, sending the car into a multiple roll over that didn't end until the car crashed into the cement barriers at the top of the turn landing right side up. The rear axle and wheels lay orphaned 20 yards back up the track. Juven was unhurt.
The Willmar I VFW baseball team is the top seed for the District 5 playoffs and will play the winner of today's Starbuck vs. Ortonville game at 6 p.m. Monday in Willmar. The Willmar II team was seeded No. 6 and will play at No. 3 Alexandria on Tuesday.
Amateur Baseball CORNBELT SOUTH Playoffs Sacred Heart at Willmar, 7:30 p.m. Granite Falls at Raymond, 7:30 p.m. Atwater at Bird Island, 7:30 p.m. Legion Baseball New London-Spicer at Fargo Invitational, day 1 of 2