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PHOTOS: Litchfield defeats Buffalo, Friday, August 5, 2022

The Blues dominated the Bulldogs en route to a 6-0 victory.

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Blues second baseman Ryan Quast goes for a high-five during a game against the Buffalo Bulldogs on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Optimist Park.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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LITCHFIELD — Behind a complete game effort on the mound from Avery Liestman, the Litchfield Blues defeated the Buffalo Bulldogs in a 6-0 shutout victory Friday evening.

Liestman tallied eight strikeouts, allowing six hits and three walks.

Six batters for the Blues recorded at least one hit, while six different batters scored a run.

Here is a photo gallery with eight photos from Friday's game:

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Winky Estrada makes contact with the ball for the Litchfield Blues in a game against the Buffalo Bulldogs on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Optimist Park.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Brady Smith goes for a fist bump with Blues teammate Joey Hyde before taking on the Buffalo Bulldogs on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Optimist Park.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Blues first baseman Carson Deal picks up a ground ball and heads toward first base during a game against the Buffalo Bulldogs on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Optimist Park.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Blues designated hitter Jake Jones takes a walk and flips his bat toward the dugout during a game against the Buffalo Bulldogs on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Optimist Park.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Blues shortstop Andrew Loch goes for a high-five during a game against the Buffalo Bulldogs on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Optimist Park.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Blues starting pitcher Avery Liestman fires a pitch toward home plate in a game against the Buffalo Bulldogs on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Optimist Park.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Eric Hulterstrum makes contact with the ball for the Litchfield Blues in a game against the Buffalo Bulldogs on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Optimist Park.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Blues second baseman Ryan Quast throws the ball toward first base in a game against the Buffalo Bulldogs on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Optimist Park.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in May 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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