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Members of the River Falls Post 121 baseball team hoist the state championship plaque after defeating Beaver Dam, 8-7, in the Class AA American Legion State Tournament final Tuesday night in Tomah.

River Falls wins state Legion baseball title


The River Falls Post 121 baseball team defeated top-ranked Beaver Dam 8-7 Tuesday night to win its first ever Wisconsin American Legion state baseball title.

After falling behind 2-0 after one inning of play, River Falls scored six runs in the top of the second and never trailed, turning an inning-ending double play in the bottom of the sixth to preserve the 8-7 win.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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