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Hadley knocks Lakers from playoffs

Hadley jumped out to an early lead and held off a late rally Saturday afternoon, defeating the Mt. Lake Lakers 9-7 in the First Nite/Gopher League playoffs at Hadley. The win gave the Buttermakers a 2-0 sweep of the best-of-three series, advancing Hadley to the Region 13C playoffs and ending Mt. Lake’s season with a 4-17 record. The Lakers tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the third inning on a Blake Spinks RBI groundout and a Levi Jahnke RBI single.

For more on this story, see the July 28, 2021 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Region 13C Tourney to start tonight

The Region 13C Tournament begins tonight (Wednesday) with four best-of-three series. The six teams that advanced from last week’s First Nite/Gopher League cross-division playoffs, as well as the two league champions that had byes, were seeded for the tournament Monday night. Gopher League champion Luverne received the top seed, while First Nite League champion Windom was seeded second.

For more on this story, see the July 28, 2021 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

A’s capture Mt. Lake Little League title

The Mt. Lake Little League wrapped up its season last week with the season-ending playoffs. In the playoffs, the second-seeded A’s upended the top-seeded Giants 4-0 to win the Little League title. The Phillies defeated the Royals in the third-place game. In semifinal action, the A’s defeated the Phillies 6-2, while the Giants advanced to the finals with a 9-0 win over the Royals.

For more on this story, see the July 28, 2021 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.