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Willmar VFW second in own tournament

WILLMAR -- Champlin Park won the Willmar VFW Tournament on Sunday at Bill Taunton Stadium. The Rebels (25-3) pillaged Willmar I pitching for 13 hits and seven walks in a 14-2 win in the championship. The Rebels put up eight runs in the first inni...

He flies through the air ...
<b>Rand Middleton</b> Left fielder Dean Stier of Willmar VFW I extends fully after a long run to catch a foul ball off the bat of Champlin Park's Guy Anderson in the second inning at Bill Taunton Stadium on Sunday.

WILLMAR -- Champlin Park won the Willmar VFW Tournament on Sunday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

The Rebels (25-3) pillaged Willmar I pitching for 13 hits and seven walks in a 14-2 win in the championship.

The Rebels put up eight runs in the first inning on six hits, plus two Willmar errors.

On Saturday, Willmar I defeated New London-Spicer 15-8 and Buffalo 7-6 to reach the final.

Nathanial Swoyer swatted a homer and double in the NLS win, while Jake Rambow drove home four runs.

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Damon Ruter got the win in relief in the one-run win over Buffalo, which beat Tracy 22-10 for third-place.

Championship game Saturday

Champlin Park 14, Willmar I 2

Champlin Park 801 005 -- 14 13 3

Willmar I 002 000 -- 2 1 3

HITTING - Champlin Park: Alex Smith 2-forf-4, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Spencer Robinson 2-forf-3, 2b, 2 runs; Tanner Brust 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi ... Willmar I: Dean Stier 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Champlin Park: Garret Harrison (W) 5-1-2-1-1-8, Cody Smith 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... Willmar I: Jake Damhof (L) 13-6-8-*-0-0, Damon Ruter 113-2-1-*-4-0, Eric Jacobs 313-5-5-*-3-0

Results Saturday

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Willmar I 15, NL-Spicer 8

Willmar I 230 250 3 -- 15 9 5

NL-Spicer 050 003 0 -- 8 8 3

HITTING - Willmar I: Mark Stier 1-for-3, 4 runs; Nathanial Swoyer 2-for-2, 3 runs, 2b, 2-run HR; Jake Damhof 1-for-4, 3 rbi; Jake Rambow 2-for-5, 4 rbi; Brady Schnek 1-for-4, rbi; Damon Ruter 1-for-4, 2 runs; Darren Eschen 1-for-4 ... New London-Spicer: Brandon Lange 1-for-4, rbi; Shawn Hatlestad 1-for-4, rbi; Jeremy Hinkenmeyher 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Tanner Tobkin 1-for-4, 3b, 2 rbi; Chase Austvold 2-for-3, 2 runs; Austin Cuka 1-folr-1, 3b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar I: Nathanial Swoyer (W) 5-5-5-*-2-9, Damon Ruter (S) 2-3-3-*-1-2 ... New London-Spicer: Brandon Lang 113-1-5-*5-0, Shawn Hatlestad 323-6-7-*-1-6, Robbie Reverman 2-2-3-*-3-2-

Willmar I 7, Buffalo 6

Buffalo 221 000 1 -- 6 9 1

Willmar I 023 011 x -- 7 8 6

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HITTING - Buffalo: Tyler Peterson 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Colton Haight 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Kenan Brown 2-for-3, rbi ... Willmar I: Nathanial Swoyer 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Jake Rambow 2-for-2, 3 runs, rbi; Brady Schnek 2-for-3, Jarrod Holmgren 1-for-1, rbi; Darren Eschen 1-for-3, rbi; Eric Jacobs 1-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Buffalo: not available.... Willmar I: Dean Stier 4-7-5-*-4-4, Damon Ruter (W) 22c3-1-*-0-3, Nathanial Swoyer (S) 1c3-0-0-0-0

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