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Eric Morken, Echo Press Beetles all-star reliever Anthony Bazzani could not watch as Mankato celebrated its North Division title after a 5-3 win on Wednesday night. The Eastern Kentucky righthander finished the summer with a 1.66 ERA after throwing the final four innings for Alexandria in game three.

Beetles' baseball: It's all over

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The Alexandria Beetles saw their best season in franchise history come to an abrupt end in game three of the North Division playoffs on Wednesday night.


A team that has come up with the big hit all summer could not find the one to save its season. The Beetles left 11 men on base, including the tying run on third in the bottom of the seventh.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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