Fairfax scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to sneak by Montevideo 12-11 for the American Legion District 7, Division II, baseball championship at Montevideo on Saturday. Fairfax and Montevideo both move on to the state tournament in Willmar this Saturday and Sunday. Statistics were not available at press time.
SUNBURG -- New London-Spicer won a nearly seven-hour long duel in the baking sun with Norway Lake-Sunburg for the Cornbelt North playoff championship on Sunday. The Twins edged the Lakers 8-6 in 14 innings to force a second game with the regular-season champions. A 14-run, first-inning rampage left no doubt and the Twins went on to win 26-4 in seven innings. Twins pitcher Darrin Ogdahl got the win in both games. Both teams move on to the six-team Region 15C tournament starting Saturday and Sunday in Regal.
MADISON -- Benson received a 4-1 forfeit win from Appleton Sunday after three A's suffered an injury or a heat-related problem to claim the Land O' Ducks Teal League title. Both teams advance to the Region 9C playoffs, which starts Saturday in Raymond. With Benson (12-7) leading 4-1 in the top half of the fourth inning, Kyle Sachs was scheduled to hit for Appleton, but the center fielder couldn't make the at bat due to heat exhaustion.
Late result Friday Alexandria 21, Litchfield 4 Alexandria took advantage of six Litchfield errors to score 19 run in the first four innings. Litchfield 001 001 2 - 4 11 6 Alexandria 561 702 x - 21 16 0 HITTING - Litchfield: David Malepsy 2-for-4, 2b; Kent Johnson 1-for-4; Marcus Buschette 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Chris Sundmark 2-for-4, rbi; Tony Gutormson 1-for-3, rbi; Paul Zang 1-for-1; Charlie Hamm 2-for-4 ...
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Amateur Baseball Cornbelt South Raymond 17, Willmar 7 Cornbelt North NL-Spicer 4, Paynesville 0 NL-Spicer 8, NL-Sunburg 6 NL-Spicer 26, NL-Sunburg 4 Land O' Ducks Teal Benson 11, Appleton 1 Benson 4, Appleton 1 Legion Baseball District 7, Division I Championship Alexandria 11, Willmar 9 Willmar 17, Alexandria 10 District 7, Division II Championship Fairfax 12, Montevideo 11 VFW Baseball District 5 Willmar 7, Alexandria 3 Willmar 9, Alexandria 3
The good thing about having an unusually dry year is the mosquito population is down considerably from a normal year. The bad thing is ticks and chiggers are doing unusually well. The results are the same. We end up itching. Habits of the parasitic chiggers and ticks are very similar. They sit on vegetation until some unsuspecting warm blooded animal passes by.
Events/competitions Youth Shoot -- Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Willmar Trap Club, located on County Road 116 west of the new Municipal Airport. The youth shoot is for children ages 18 and under. There is no admission fee and ammunition will be provided. For more information, call 320-894-6087. Weekly/monthly, etc. Renville Rangers Shooting Club -- Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-9 p.m., Sunday 1:30-4 p.m. Trap and skeet leagues are also forming for summer. The range is located 1½ miles north of Bird Island on County Road 5. Public is welcome.
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo clinched its first-ever berth in the state Division II Legion tournament with a 5-4 win over Glenwood Friday in the District 7, Division II playoffs. Montevideo (18-4) will play Fairfax at noon in the district title series. Montevideo would have to win twice to capture the crown. Both teams have qualified for the state tournament, which will be held Aug.
Due to a leaky sprinkler system on New London-Spicer's field in Spicer, today's elimination game in the Cornbelt North amateur baseball playoffs between the Twins and Paynesville has been moved to Regal. The game is still set to start at 1:30 p.m. The winner gets a spot in the Region 15C playoffs and will face Norway Lake-Sunburg on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Sunburg for the league title with a second game to follow if necessary. Also in the Cornbelt on Sunday, Raymond hosts Willmar at 1:30 p.m. for the South title. A second game would follow if Willmar wins.