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Pitcher Chaz Butz picked up both wins Tuesday to help the Laker softball team advance to the Section 8-2A championship game against Hawley.

Lakers take two and will play for 1st state berth

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For the third time in Detroit Lakes' history, the Laker softball team will be playing in a section championship game.

But this group of Lakers is hoping for more now -- the first state berth for a DL softball squad.


The Lakers toppled both the No. 3 Northern Freeze, 9-3 and No. 1 Thief River Falls, 13-3 in five innings Tuesday to earn the right to play No. 4 Hawley for the Section 8-2A crown Thursday.

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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.