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Laker softball ends season vs. Sauk Rapids

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Despite holding the No. 11 seed and a record of 5-14, the Sauk Rapids-Rice softball team had a secret weapon against No. 6 seeded Detroit Lakes Wednesday in the first round of the Section 8-3A playoffs in Big Lake.


It came in an eight-grade package named Sammy Patton, who did what no other team could do to the Lakers all season – quiet their bats.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.