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Post 15 is 2-and-out in playoffs

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The Detroit Lakes Post 15 baseball team’s season ended in the District playoffs last weekend, after losing their first two games in Moorhead.

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Thief River Falls opened the tournament with a 7-4 victory over Post 15, while Fergus Falls eliminated DL with an 11-4 win.

The DL squad started off well by taking a 4-0 advantage over TRF after the first inning, as the player of the tournament for Post 15, Taylor Magnuson railed a bases-clearing three-run triple.

DL started the rally with Rich Grossman getting hit by a pitch, followed by a Ryan Cihak single and a Kirk McLeod walk — the first of five walks for McLeod in the game.

Magnuson brought in the first three DL runners, while an Austin Eiter double scored Magnuson.

But after that, DL only had four more hits in the final eight innings and advanced only two runners past second base, while being held scoreless.

Magnuson went 2-5 with three RBIs, while Cihak was 3-5, as DL picked up a total of seven hits.

Post 15 tied Fergus Falls 3-3 with a three-run fourth, keyed by a pair of doubles by Magnuson and Connor Johnson.

They scored one more in the fifth after McLeod hit a one-out single and Magnuson another double to score the former.

Post 15 gathered 11 total hits, but Fergus Falls had 17 hits in the 11-4 win and scored a back-breaking five runs in the sixth to expand on a 5-4 advantage.

Magnuson was 4-5 with an RBI, while going 6-10 in the two playoff games. Reed Johnson was 2-3, as was Connor Johnson.

Alexandria moved on to win the District playoffs and will play in the state tournament.

Post 15 results - District playoffs in Moorhead, Friday-Saturday, July 26-27

Thief River Falls - 7

Post 15 - 4

Detroit Lakes

                        AB    R      H      Bi

R. Grossman    3      1      0      0

R. Cihak           5      1      3      0

K. McLeod        0      1      0      0

T. Magnuson    5      1      2      3

R. Johnson       5      0      0      0

A. Eiter             5      0      1      1

S. Voz              5      0      0      0

C. Johnson       3      0      0      0

J. Lyngaas        4      0      1      0

Totals               35   4      7      4

3B: Magnuson…2B: Eiter

Detroit Lakes vs. Fergus Falls

FF        002 125 100 – 11 17 0

DL       000 310 000 -   4  11 2

Detroit Lakes

                        AB    R      H      Bi

Grossman        5      0      1      0

Cihak               5      0      1      0

McLeod            4      1      1      0

Magnuson        5      1      4      1

Eiter                 4      0      0      0

Voz                  4      0      1      0

R. Johnson       3      1      2      0

S. Velde           3      1      0      0

C. Johnson       3      0      1      2

Totals               36   4      11   3

2B: Magnuson, C. Johnson

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