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Post 45 sweeps South St. Paul; set for District tourney
New Prague's Post 45 American Legion baseball team swept South St. Paul in its best-of-three series to qualify for the Third District baseball tournament.
That tournament was scheduled to begin Wednesday in Burnsville and Apple Valley.
New Prague was the No. 6 seed in the 32-team district. Burnsville got the top seed, followed by Hutchinson, Mahtomedi, Lakeville North and Apple Valley. Of the top 16 seeds, only two lost their first round series. Hutchinson, the No. 2 seed, was upset in three games by No. 31 seed Inver Grove Heights and Hastings, the No. 12 seed, lost to No.