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McCook/Miner Legion team wins Region 5B

The McCook/Miner Legion baseball team was crowned the Region 5B champions on Saturday.

McCook/Miner advances to the Class B state Legion baseball tournament, which starts Friday in Tabor. McCook/Miner defeated Humboldt 4-1 in the region title game.

Tim Gassman was the winning pitcher, striking out four in 8 1/3 innings.

Tyler Cleveland had three hits, while Jerrod Zens added two hits and two RBIs for McCook/Miner, which had eight hits and two errors in the contest. Luke Loudenburg also had an RBI in the game.