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Junior legion team named consolation champs

Front row, from left: Chase Larson, Josh Lelwica, Sammy Pfeiffer, Daltin Ackerman, Dylan Mesenbrink, Owen Seidl and James Brennan. Back row: Head Coach Jed Klein, Assistant Coach Dave Ackerman, Dylin Ackerman, Cameron Anderson, Zachary Sjoblad, Marcus Klein, Carter Embree, Austin Meister, Wyatt Huber and Assistant Coaches Brad Mesenbrink and Dave Anderson.

The Nisswa/Crosslake Junior Legion baseball team finished in fifth place at the state tournament in Bird Island over the weekend to be named consolation champions.

The Patriots lost in their quarter final game vs. BOLD 5-4 to begin the tournament.

They then bounced back with a 13-3 victory over Madison. In the consolation championship game, the Patriots beat Montevideo 5-1.

The team is sponsored by the American Legions of Crosslake and Nisswa.