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  • Eric Veglahn set a Minnesota state record when he struck out five batters in one inning as La Crescent (Minn.) defeated Hayfield (Minn.) 4-1.

    Though no records are kept in this category by the National Federation, it could be a national - perhaps even a world - record.

    His coach, Rick Boyer, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "I have never seen five strikeouts in an inning, at any level, anywhere."

    Entering the bottom of the seventh inning, the senior left-hander struck out the first two batters. He also fanned the third batter, which should have ended the game, but the breaking pitch got away from the catcher, allowing the batter to reach first base. He struck out the fourth batter, but again he reached on a passed ball. Then he gunned down the fifth batter - who was the potential tying run. There was no passed ball this time, the game was over and his name was permanently etched in the record books.

    He finished with 13 strikeouts and leads the state with 101, according to the Star Tribune.

    *In another Minnesota highlight game, Osseo (Minn.) outlasted Coon Rapids (Minn.) 6-5 in 19 innings over a two-day period. It was one inning short of the state record, but four state records were either set or tied. The records were for most at-bats for one team (68 for Osseo), most at-bats for a player (six had nine), most sacrifice bunts (five for Coon Rapids) and a record was tied when an Osseo player fanned five times. Only one error was made in the extremely well played contest.

    *Coach Norm Walsh won his 500th baseball game when Boston College High (Boston, Mass.) defeated Malden Catholic (Malden, Mass.) 6-3.