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Midgets travel to Metrodome to play ball


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Hurley manager Aaron Bender talks to his team Thursday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Hurley Midgets baseball team had to travel more than 250 miles — and still go inside — to start its baseball season.

They were only scrimmages, against Chequamegon and Phillips, but at least there was baseball at the Metrodome Thursday in Minneapolis.

“Despite four feet of snow on the ground, we still managed to get our first baseball games in, so that’s nice,” Hurley manager Aaron Bender said.

The Midgets played Phillips first and the teams were tied at 0-0 through three innings with Hurley’s varsity players in. The Midgets lost 5-0 in the five-inning even...

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