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Worthington VFW one game from state

Published 07/28/2008, Worthington Daily Globe

GRANITE FALLS — Justin Larson admitted that he wasn’t really thinking. With the game tied in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday, Worthington VFW baseball coach Ryan Weber ordered his players not to swing until a strike was called. Luckily for Post 3958, Larson disobeyed. He laced the first pitch he saw down the left-field line for a double, sparking a six-run inning that led Worthington to a 10-4 win over Marshall Blue. “We were supposed to take a pitch,” Larson said, “but it was right down the pipe, so I was like, ‘I’m going to swing.’ “I wasn’t really thinking at the time.” The win was the second of the day for Worthington, which defeated Tracy 7-6 earlier in the District 3 VFW Final Four playoffs, and advanced it to the championship game of the double-elimination tournament. Worthington had its five-game winning streak snapped, however, Sunday in a 6-5 loss to Tracy. The two teams will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in Granite Falls, with the winner advancing to the state tournament in Perham.

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