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35-and-over baseball: Southwest Outlaws win state title

Submitted Photo Former Wilmont Cardinals (left to right): Sam Baumgartner, Josh Noble, Jeff Appel, Jesse Teerink and Chris Nelson, stop for a photo with the Class A State 35-and-older championship trophy Sunday in Hamburg.

HAMBURG — The Southwest Outlaws, a team consisting of many players from the First Nite and Gopher League, took a Class A state championship Sunday when it took a 5-3 win over the Urbank Gold Timers.

To get to the title game, Southwest got wins of 6-2 over New Hope and 3-0 in extra innings against Fort Ripley.

The Outlaws scored four runs in the first inning to take the lead for good. A single run in the sixth gave them some breathing room after a three-run third for Urbank.

Sam Baumgartner pitched a complete game to get the win in the championship game. He allowed just two hits and struck out four over seven innings. Paul Oelrich was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs with Jesse Teerink and Josh Noble adding key hits.

The Outlaws finish their season with a record of 12-7.

Zach Hacker

Zach is the Daily Globe sports reporter. He has previously been a sports editor at both the Waseca County News in Waseca, Minn., and The Emporia Gazette in Emporia, Kansas. He is originally from New Richland, Minn., and now lives in Worthington with his dog; a beagle-corgi mix named Homer. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, pontooning on St. Olaf Lake and watching professional and collegiate sports.

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