NEW ULM (AP) -- The Rochester A's of Minnesota will go to the Legion World Series after waiting 12 hours due to a rain delay before beating the New Ulm Gold 6-4 Tuesday.
The game began Monday and was called after midnight due to rain and lightning. The A's were one out away from winning the American Legion Central Plains Regional championship title over the Gold.
When play resumed Tuesday, it didn't take long for the Rochester team to seal the victory.
New Ulm had runners on first and second with two outs and a 3-1 count to batter Eric Austvold.
Rochester pitcher Michael Badger threw a strike on the first pitch, but before he delivered the full-count pitch to the plate, the runner on second broke for third.
Badger stepped off the mound, threw to second and the runner, Dustin Wilfahrt, was caught in a rundown for the final out.
Rochester will take a 48-4 record to the Legion World Series on Friday in Bartlesville, Okla., against Whitehouse, Ohio. The Ohio team won the Great Lakes Region title Monday night in Midland, Mich., with an 8-7 win over Matton, Ill.
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