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PHOTOS: Willmar baseball in Section 8AAA playoffs June 4, 2022

Cardinals open with 5-0 win over Sauk Rapids; bow out after 8-1 loss to Alexandria

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Willmar senior Sam Etterman rounds third base and heads toward home during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Sauk Rapids on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Willmar senior shortstop Ian Koosman looks a grounder into his glove during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Alexandria on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Alexandria's Brock Lerfald slides into home for a run in a Section 8AAA playoff game against Willmar on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Willmar senior catcher Sergio Fernandez is greeted in the dugout during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Alexandria on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Willmar senior Jason Malmgren chases after a ground ball during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Sauk Rapids on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Willmar senior Carter Schow looks to lay down a bunt during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Sauk Rapids on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Willmar senior Cayden Hansen makes a throw to first base during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Sauk Rapids on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Willmar senior Sam Etterman begins his windup during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Willmar on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Alexandria's Nathan Knoll, 3, reacts along with the rest of the Cardinals' dugout after Brock Lerfald, 4, scored a run in a Section 8AAA playoff game against Willmar on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Willmar senior Jason Malmgren follows through on a swing during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Sauk Rapids on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Alexandria's JD Hennen is greeted at home plate after hitting a solo home run in a Section 8AAA playoff game against Willmar on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Willmar senior Cayden Hansen jumps up to save the ball from going into the outfield during a pickoff throw from the catcher during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Alexandria on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
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Willmar junior Sam Raitz reacts after being called out at a play at the plate during a Section 8AAA playoff game against Alexandria on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud. The call was reversed and Raitz was awarded the run
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