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Park Rapids to host American Legion baseball tournament

Park Rapids Post 212 will host the West Region of the Division II American Legion baseball tournament Saturday and Sunday.

Park Rapids, the No. 3 seed, opens against Wadena-Deer Creek, the No. 2 seed, Saturday morning (July 21) at 11 in the first round of round-robin play in this three-team tournament. Wadena-Deer Creek plays No. 1 Pierz at 1:30 p.m. and Park Rapids plays Pierz at 4 p.m. All games will be seven innings and played at the Area High School varsity field.

If the teams are 2-0, 1-1 and 0-2 after Saturday's three games, the 2-0 team will advance as the West No. 1 seed while the 1-1 team will advance as the West No. 2 seed to the Northeast Sub-State Tournament July 25-29 at Ely. The 0-2 team will be eliminated.

If all three teams are 1-1, the teams will return on Sunday (July 22) with the team that has allowed the most runs playing the team that has allowed the second-most runs at 11 a.m. with the loser being eliminated. The winner of that game plays the team that has allowed the fewest runs at 1:30 with both teams advancing to Ely.

Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for students.