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Hampton Cardinals win seeding game in 11th inning

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Hampton Cardinals win seeding game in 11th inning
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

The Hampton Cardinals are heading into the state tournament in style.

The Cardinals earned their section's No. 1 seed by beating New Prague on Sunday, 13-12.

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Hampton got out to an early lead, but New Prague came right back and tied the game 7-7.

New Prague added five runs to take a 12-7 lead, but the Cardinals tied it thanks to a bottom-of-the-ninth inning rally.

In the 11th inning, Mitch Johnson singled in the winning run.

Hampton's first state tournament game is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 against Young America. The game will be played in Bird Island.

The tournament is single elimination through the first two games, then it goes to double elimination.

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