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Monte, Glenwood ready for district final four play

MONTEVIDEO -- The final four bracket for the District 7, Division II Legion baseball tournament in Montevideo is set as the tourney kicks off today. In the first game Montevideo, the Southwest District champion, will meet Wheaton, winners of the ...

MONTEVIDEO -- The final four bracket for the District 7, Division II Legion baseball tournament in Montevideo is set as the tourney kicks off today.

In the first game Montevideo, the Southwest District champion, will meet Wheaton, winners of the Northwest District, at 5:15 p.m. The nightcap, which is scheduled for 7:45 p.m., will pit Northeast District champion Glenwood and Fairfax, the Southeast District champion.

Top seed Montevideo blanked Cottonwood 10-0 in the quarterfinals, beat Granite Falls 17-7 in the semifinals and upended Cottonwood 5-4 in the Southwest District tournament to reach the final four. Montevideo collected 31 hits while giving up just 14 in the three games.

After beating West Central 4-2 in the quarterfinals and losing to Morris in the semifinals of the Northwest District tournament, top seed Wheaton came through the loser's bracket to beat Morris twice, 9-5 and 10-0, in the finals to advance to the District 7 tourney.

Fairfax beat Tri-Town 6-5 in the first round and stymied top seed MACCRAY 6-2 in the semifinals before crushing MACCRAY 22-1 in the final of the Southeast District tournament.

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Glenwood, which opened the Northeast District tournament with a 8-0 win over Madison, blanked top seed Kerkhoven 13-0 in the semifinals. Kerkhoven then outslugged Glenwood 9-6 in the finals to force a second game, which Glenwood won 6-2.

The final four continues on Thursday and runs until Saturday. The top two teams advance to the state tournament, which is Aug. 5-6 in Willmar.

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