The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories

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Willmar: Jacque Jones in the Northwoods League

The ex-Twins outfielder isn't playing in the Northwoods League, one of the best summer wooden bat leagues for college players, but he is traveling from team-to-team greeting fans and throwing out first pitches. He's already been in Mankato and Willmar and he'll be in St. Cloud today. Jones played in a similar summer league and credited the experience as a key piece to his eventual career to the big leagues.

– Read more from the West Central Tribune

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Hermantown: A heartbreaking story of family and baseball

Tragedy and triumph hit hard this week for one of Hermantown's top baseball players. Kole Zuidmulder keyed a pair a playoff victories for Hermantown, just one day after his father/assistant baseball coach, Kurt Zuidmulder, died suddenly.

– Read more from WDIO

Minnetonka: 2011 grad receives rare NCAA scholarship

Carolyn Draayer was selected for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. Only 58 winter sports student-athletes were nominated in the country to receive the scholarship. Draayer is a 2011 Minnetonka graduate, and is a senior at Gustavus Adolphus College. She scored 89 points in 111 career games for the Gustavus hockey team.

– Read more from Lakeshore Weekly News

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