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DOUG WOLTER/DAILY GLOBE Luverne baserunner Connor Crabtree is tagged out at first base after getting caught in a rundown during the third-place game of the state Division II American Legion baseball tournament Sunday at Redbird Field in Luverne. Foley won the game, 3-2.

Legion baseball: Luverne's comeback falls short in state third-place game

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LUVERNE — The first five innings of Sunday’s third-place game of the state Division II American Legion baseball tournament floated by like daydreams on a hot summer’s day. Foley and Luverne were stalemated in a pitcher’s duel at Redbird Field, knotted 1-1. Both teams had but two hits as pitchers Cameron Jurek of Foley and Connor Crabtree of Luverne kept batters missing.


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Doug Wolter
Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and six grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He self-publishes short stories in his spare time. One of his stories, "The Genuine One," is being distributed by a national publisher.
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