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PHOTOS: Willmar Rails beat Paynesville Pirates in extras, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

Home runs by Gregory, Koosman keep Rails' season alive in Region 4C playoffs

The Willmar Rails' Ian Koosman, right, gets patted on the back by manager Dustin Overcash after hitting a two-run home run in the 13th inning during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
The Willmar Rails' Ian Koosman, right, gets patted on the back by manager Dustin Overcash after hitting a two-run home run in the 13th inning during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
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The Paynesville Pirates' Luke Johnson, 9, reacts after Grayson Fuchs, center, ties the game at 7-7 in the bottom of the ninth after stealing home during a Region 4C elimination game against the Willmar Rails on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
The Paynesville Pirates' Luke Johnson, 9, reacts after Grayson Fuchs, center, ties the game at 7-7 in the bottom of the ninth after stealing home during a Region 4C elimination game against the Willmar Rails on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
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Willmar Rails pitcher Patrick Courtney fires off a throw during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
Willmar Rails pitcher Patrick Courtney fires off a throw during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
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The Paynesville Pirates' Grady Fuchs takes a swing at a pitch during a Region 4C elimination game against the Willmar Rails on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
The Paynesville Pirates' Grady Fuchs takes a swing at a pitch during a Region 4C elimination game against the Willmar Rails on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
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The Willmar Rails' Caleb Owens rounds third and looks to head home before slipping on the wet grass in the 13th inning during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
The Willmar Rails' Caleb Owens rounds third and looks to head home before slipping on the wet grass in the 13th inning during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
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Paynesville Pirates shortstop Grayson Fuchs sets to make a throw to first base during a Region 4C elimination game against the Willmar Rails on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
Paynesville Pirates shortstop Grayson Fuchs sets to make a throw to first base during a Region 4C elimination game against the Willmar Rails on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
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Paynesville Pirates pitcher Luke Johnson throws off the mound during a Region 4C elimination game against the Willmar Rails on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
Paynesville Pirates pitcher Luke Johnson throws off the mound during a Region 4C elimination game against the Willmar Rails on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
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Willmar Rails third baseman Zach Reierson makes a throw to first base for an out during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
Willmar Rails third baseman Zach Reierson makes a throw to first base for an out during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
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The Willmar Rails' Ashton Gregory, 22, celebrates at home with his teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the 13th inning to put Willmar up for good during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
The Willmar Rails' Ashton Gregory, 22, celebrates at home with his teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the 13th inning to put Willmar up for good during a Region 4C elimination game against the Paynesville Pirates on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 at Green Lake Diamonds in Spicer.
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