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Ellsworth Legion wins playoff game, at home tonight

The Ellsworth American Legion Post #204 baseball team won its opening round Gopher State League playoff game Monday evening over North St. Paul 5-2 at Young Field in Ellsworth.

Nick Taranto picked up the win pitching four innings and Mike Koch claimed the save pitching the seventh. Taranto also hit a three-run homer while Spencer Schroeder added an RBI for Ellsworth while hitting a double and a triple. Ellsworth will take on Becker, Minn. this evening in a quarterfinal match. First pitch is at 7 p.m. If they win Post #204 will play again on Thursday (not Wednesday as was stated online and in the Herald) in the semifinals.