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Miesville shortstop Matt Hanse makes a throw to first base during Tuesday's Section 1B game against Elko at Jack Ruhr Field in Miesville. Hanse and the Mudhens clinched the No. 2 seed in the section with a 5-4 victory.

Amateur Baseball: Miesville clinches Section 1B bye

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MIESVILLE – Trying in vain to clinch the No. 2 seed in Section 1B, Miesville nearly waved goodbye to a first-round bye on Tuesday.

Facing Elko in the final section game of the season, the Mudhens already got out of a jam in the eighth inning with runners on the corners. And in the ninth, Miesville relief pitcher Erik Olson had trouble closing out the game as the Express loaded the bases with two outs.


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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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