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Second straight seventh-inning rally propels Tigers

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Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

Morris Area put together another seventh-inning rally to defeat Paynesville 7-6 Friday at Chizek Field.

Even with the loss, the Bulldogs still clinched a tie for the West Central Conference South baseball title. With a 10-4 record in conference games, Paynesville had a two-game lead over BOLD (8-6), Minnewaska (8-6), Morris Area (9-6) and Yellow Medicine East (9-6) with two games left on its WCS schedule.

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Paynesville took an early three-run advantage in the first inning. The Bulldogs got another run in the sixth and two more in the seventh to take a 6-3 lead.

But in the bottom of the seventh, Tyler Hansen's two-run homer and a misplay on a ball hit to center field by Paynesville allowed Morris to rally with four runs.

Mitch Carbert also slugged a two-run homer in the fourth for the Tigers.

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