Muskies again head to state tournament

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by Dennis Dalman

For the eighth consecutive season, the Sartell Muskies amateur baseball team will compete at the state tournament in Delano and Maple Lake.

The tournament will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.  24, at Delano Municipal Stadium. The Muskies won the Class C state championship in 2013, and that was the last time – until now – that Maple Lake and Delano hosted the tournament.

They will begin tournament play with an astonishing seasonal record of 31-2. They won the Region 11C title by winning all four games, with the winning game an 11-1 defeat of Foley.

The team received an opening-round bye for the state tournament.

Throughout seasonal play, the Muskies lost only to the Cold Spring Springers (2-6) and the Minnesota Polecats (1-2).

Among the teams they defeated were those from St. Joseph, St. Augusta, Opole, Nisswa, Becker, Rogers, Fergus Falls, Clear Lake, Crookston and more.

Author: Dennis Dalman

Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.

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