Garza and Roeker (Waseca VFW)

Waseca VFW first baseman Payton Garza (11) and second baseman Keaton Roeker (1) lead the handshake line for Waseca following its 8-7 loss in eight innings to Owatonna VFW. (Stephen McDaniel/southernminn.com)

The stage was set at Dartts Park Saturday between No. 3 seeded Owatonna VFW and No. 11 seeded Waseca VFW. One of them would be advancing to the District Final Four after two days of baseball.

Armando Balderas (Waseca VFW)

Waseca VFW third baseman Armando Balderas (21) rifles the ball to first base for an out during Waseca’s 8-7 loss in eight innings to Owatonna VFW. (Stephen McDaniel/southernminn.com)

Keaton Roeker (Waseca VFW)

Waseca VFW second baseman Keaton Roeker (1) attempts to tag out Owatonna’s Michael Reinardy (11) during Waseca’s 8-7 loss in eight innings to Owatonna VFW. (Stephen McDaniel/southernminn.com)

Carter Ellis (Waseca VFW)

Waseca VFW outfielder Carter Ellis (3) rounds third base to score the game-tying run in the top of the seventh inning during Waseca’s 8-7 loss in eight innings to Owatonna VFW. (Stephen McDaniel/southernminn.com)

Ivan Pratt (Waseca VFW)

Waseca VFW pitcher Ivan Pratt (9) throws a pitch during Waseca’s 8-7 loss in eight innings to Owatonna VFW. (Stephen McDaniel/southernminn.com)

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