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Limping into playoffs

The Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey Legion baseball team received the top seed for the Sub-State 2B playoffs, which begin tonight (Wednesday). That lofty perch didn’t impress Heron Lake-Okabena Monday night in Heron Lake. HLO used a seven-run fourth inning and an eight-run sixth to roll past MLAC 16-6 Monday to end the regular season.

For more on this story, see the July 10, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Local players help Hawgs into playoffs

The desire to play competitive sports after high school or college is very strong for many people in Minnesota. For most, that competition manifests in the form of amateur, or “town team,” baseball. But recent years have seen a different way for weekend warriors to be active in a sport few play past high school: football.

For more on this story, see the July 10, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Lakers’ rally falls short

A dazzling defensive play saved the day for the Windom Pirates Sunday afternoon, preserving a 4-3 victory over the Mt. Lake Lakers at Munson Field. The Lakers entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 4-0, but rallied for three runs and had the tying and winning runs on base with two outs. But Pirate left fielder Jacob Johnson made a diving catch of a sinking line drive off the bat of Tylor Duerksen, preserving the victory for the visiting team.

For more on this story, see the July 10, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.