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Hampton Cardinals advance in Class C tournament

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The Hampton Cardinals won their first game in the Minnesota state amateur baseball tournament last week, beating Fort Ripley, 1-0, to advance in the tournament

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Hampton scored the game's only run in the top of the seventh inning.

Ryan Giefer singled and was replaced on the base paths by pinch-runner Keegan Bryne.

Joe Robinson singled Bryne to third, and Bryne scored on a throwing error at third base.

Duane Slinde pitched six innings and earned the win for Hampton. Corey Lorenzen threw the final three frames and earned the save.

Giefer finished with two hits. Also recording hits for Hampton were Alex Harrington, Robinson and Nick Stark.

Hampton will face St. Martin at 11 a.m. Saturday in Gaylord in the quarterfinal round.

Should the Cardinals win, they'll play again at 11 a.m. Sunday.

St. Martin advanced in the tournament by beating Bertha, 4-2, on Sunday.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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