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Farmington’s Jordan DeCroock is thrown out at the plate early in Friday’s 6-0 loss to Lakeville South in the sub-state tournament at Alimagnet Park in Burnsville. Post 189 finished the summer with a record of 8-13.

Farmington American Legion baseball: Short-handed at sub-state

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Even at full strength, the Farmington Legion baseball team would have had its hands full at last weekend’s sub-state tournament.

But missing four starters and suiting up just nine players made even being competitive near impossible. Two players were gone on vacation and two others were attending a baseball showcase as Post 189 lost to New Prague 18-3 and Lakeville South 6-0 in its final two games of the summer at Alimagnet Park 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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