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Ali Beadle was getting frustrated.

In her two previous at bats in the Section 8-3A championship game against the Elk River Elks Wednesday at Adamson Field, the Brainerd third baseman was hit by a pitch twice and struck out once. Even the public address announcer wouldn’t play her favorite song.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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