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(BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE) Luverne catcher Connor Crabtree tags out La Crescent's Matt Wieser on a game-changing play at home plate Friday in the first round of the American Legion Division II state tournament at Redbird Field in Luverne. Wieser was out on the play and Luverne went on to win 5-2.

Legion baseball: Luverne gets big win in state tourney opener

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LUVERNE – Luverne played the way head coach Barry Shelton has wanted to see it play all season Friday; “with heart, integrity and confidence.”

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Post 123 – the only team that entered as an automatic qualifier rather than a district champion -- advanced to the American Legion Division II state tournament semifinals with a 5-2 win over 2013 champion La Crescent Post 595.

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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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