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Page 12 For Family Practice August 17 Sports Leisure Tri- Cgunty , $10 per Cat Parking f in FREE food &  Tickets peg Cor Food & Beverage on Site DJ & I.Jve Musid Heats begin at fO AJL Run tlwough 2 inforrnotion and to register go to: www. mud 'a c e. c o m Now We Offer Physical Therapy on M, W, F at the clinic Prenatal Care Pediatric/Well Child Care Obstetrics Family Care through the Ages EKG/X-ray/Lab Service Pulmonary Testing Minor Procedures/Fracture Care Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Services Work Site Evaluations OB/GYN Services (Thursday mornings) PERSONALIZED HEALTH CARE FOR YOUR FAMILY. (320) 275-4330 740 Parker Ave., (Hwy 12) Dassel Open Monday through Friday, Statewide Minnesota Re 3resentation MEEKER MEMORIAL 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. cL. c r Find us OnFacebook Follow us on Twitter Express season comes to an end Saturday, Aug. 10 By Tom Marquardt The Cold Spring Rockies defeated the Kimball Express 5-4 in 11 innings. The Rockies got the scoring early with 2 runs in the second and third innings, jump- ing out to a 4-0 lead. The Express battled back getting 3 runs in the fifth on a long 3-run home run to left center off the bat of Ben John- son, and eventually tied it at 4 in the top of the sixth inning. The game went scoreless until the Rockies pushed across a 2-out run in the bottom of the llth inning. With the loss, it ended an Express run for a state tournament berth and its season. Matt Dingmann started on the mound for the Express, relieved by Brooks Marquardt in the fifth, and Johnson in the sixth, taking the hard fought loss. Offensively, the Express were led by Scott Marquardt 3-5, Brooks Marquardt 3-6, 2 B, 1 RBI and Johnson 1-6, 3R HR, 3 RBI. Game Totals: 123 4567891011RHE Express000031000 00 4122 Rockies022000000 0 1 5102 Express finishes its season with a 18 - 10 overall record. Thanks to all who followed and supported the Express throughout the season. Special thanks to Kim- ball Legion for providing ice to all our home games. See you in 2014. Express loses to Cold Spring Cold Spring Rockies 5, Kimball 4 By Brooks Marquardt Kevin Wenner's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 1 lth inning lifted the Cold Spring Rockies past Kimball in a Region 11C elimination game. Ben Johnson had a three-run homer for Kimball in the top of the fifth inning. Kimball finishes the season 18-10 overall. Clippers take two out of three, are headed to state By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Central Valley League 2013 Regional 11-C baseball tour- nament championship was cap- tured by the Watkins Clippers at the Cold Spring Complex last weekend, Aug. 10 and 11. The Clip- pers took advantage of a few Ray- mond Rockets' defensive mis- haps, and broke out with a dozen hits, in their Saturday, Aug. 10, vic- tory over Raymond, 5-4. Watkins' Matt Geislinger was sharp, col- lecting the complete game win, as he struck out 13 and scattered just 6 hits. Clippers' hitting: Adam Hiltner, 1 for 5, run scored; Kevin Kramer, 1 for 5; Matt Geislinger, 2 for 5, run scored; Grant Warren, 3 for 3, run scored; Brendan Ash- ton, 1 for 4, run scored; Miah Kramer, 3 for 4, run scored; Bryan Benson, I for 3. Game Totals: 123 456 789RHE Rockets 001 000300463 Clippers 001 130 000512 1 The action continued on Sun- day, August 11, and the Watkins bunch again took on the Raymond Rockets, this time in a double- header affair. The Clips dropped game one, 8-0, and it was never really in doubt. Watkins had their share of hits (10), but none were in a timely fashion. After a 4-run third inning, the Rockets ham- mered out 12 hits en route to their commanding shut-out victory. Raymond's Tyler Knott picked up the complete game win, while Watkins' T.]. Frericks was charged with the loss. Clippers' hitting: Adam Hiltner, Kevin Kramer, and Grant Warren, 2 hits apiece; Bren- dan Ashton, Mike Beier, Dustin Kramer, and Bryan Benson each had one hit. Game Totals: 123 456 789RH E Rockets 014 1010008 12 1 Clippers 000 0000000 103 Taking the field for the rubber game, Watkins played it close to the best, squeaking out the win, in an extra-frame walk-offthriller, 5-4. The spectacular 14-inning decisive clash advanced the Clips to the upcoming state tourna- ment, earning a first-round bye. Mike Beier picked up the win for the Clippers and the Rockets' Jus- tin Koenen went the distance, and took the heart-breaking loss. Clip- per's hitting: Dan Berg, 1 for 6; Kevin Kramer, 3 for 7; Adam Hilt- ner, 0 for 6, run scored; Matt Geis- linger, 2 for 6, 2 runs scored; Grant Warren, 3 for 6, run scored; Bren- dan Ashton, 2 for 6, run scored; Mike Beier, 1 for 1; Tyler Long, 1 for5. Game Totals: 1234567891011121314 RHE Roc0130000000 0 0 0 04104 Clip000012100 1 0 0 0 15123 The wild and whacky weekend proved well worth it for the Clip- pers, as they now enter the state competition with a first-round bye. The Clippers play on Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., in Maple Lake. Four- teen-year veteran and all-around good guy Dan Berg is happy to be heading to state. "This is my first state tournament in 14 years of amateur baseball. I'm very excited to get the opportunity to play in the state tournament with this group of guys." Steve Fields Attomey NJURED AT WORK? Lost Wages? Unpaid Bills? Can I Get Fired? FREE advice - confidential Toll Free 1-888-212-6820 Hablamos Espoffol