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Red Wing's Cody Leitner throws a first-inning pitch against Austin on Thursday afternoon. Leitner and the Wingers shut out the Packers, 6-0, to advance to the second round of the Section 1AAA playoffs on Saturday. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)

Baseball: Wingers advance to second round

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Through 13 games this season, Red Wing had won just two games. Since May 13, however, the Wingers had won three of five, including victories over Missota Conference rival New Prague and fellow Section 1AAA member Winona.


What was the difference between a team that had lost eight-straight games, and the one heading into the playoffs on a bit of a roll?


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Kyle Stevens
Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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