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Babe Ruth baseball: Combines just miss state berth

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A three-run lead with three outs to go in what coach Shane Ferrozzo called "by far the best game we played all year" was all that separated Farmington's Babe Ruth League baseball team from a trip to the state tournament.

Unfortunately, Apple Valley had the last at-bat in a back-and-forth battle and plated four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to eek out a 10-9 win in Saturday's championship game of the Southeast Division playoff at Alimagnet Field in Burnsville.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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