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Essentia Health Babe Ruth team in playoffs

The Essentia Health Babe Ruth team will be entering the District tournament in Barnesville Thursday, July 25, with a 7-8 record.

The DL squad beat Breckenridge with a great pitching effort from Matt Schouviller, who went the distance.

Kavon Schumacher had a key double in the fifth inning for the 4-1 win.

Essentia Health lost a tough one with league-leading Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, falling 3-2.

Schumacher added a two-run homer and also pitched strong in the loss.

DL endured a four-game losing streak, falling to Fergus Falls 10-1, Hawley 7-1, Ottertail Central 4-0 with a no-hitter and Parkers Prairie 12-5.

In DL’s last home game of the season, Essentia Health swept Lake Park-Audubon 9-4 and 12-3.

Austin LaFrinier and Schouviller each picked up victories.

“Showing promise at the plate were Mason Wentz, Jacob Itzen and Schumacher,” said DL head coach Mike Even.

DL opens against Fergus Falls in Barnesville at 11 a.m. Thursday.