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Braun Park buzzes with tournament play

 

July 19, 2019

Amber Nichols

Olivia Hunker of the U-18 Minnesota Blast slides safely into second base as 218 Intensity's Araya Kiminski tries to tag her out during the USSSA Northern State Softball tournament Saturday. The Blast won the game 3-2.

Braun Park was the hub of softball in northern Minnesota over this past weekend with the USSSA Northern State Softball Championships. The complex will continue to be a mecca for ball when a massive baseball tournament takes place next weekend, July 26-28, with a smaller coach-pitch tournament this weekend.

"No doubt we have been busy this summer," said Cloquet Youth Baseball and Softball Association president Jason Eckenberg. "The ballfields have been redone and the park is just beautiful. The softball tournament went off without a hitch last weekend."

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