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Photos: 2014 American Legion Baseball championship game

South Post #4 baserunner Parker Johnson is forced out at home by Dimond Post #20 catcher Kyle Bremont during undefeated South's 6-0 shutout victory during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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Dimond Post #20 pitcher Grant Remmer hurls the ball during a 6-0 loss to South Post #4 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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Spencer Floyd of South Post #4 scores a run during a 6-0 shutout of Dimond Post #20 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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Preston Micheletto of Dimond Post #20 attempts to field a throw as South's Nick Jensen safely gets to second base during South's 6-0 victory in the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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Nick Jensen of South Post #4 scores a run during a 6-0 shutout of Dimond Post #20 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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Dimond Post #20 pitcher Grant Remmer, kneeling, reflects at the mound during a 6-0 loss to South Post #4 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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South Post #4 catcher Alec Valdez and shortstop Nick Jensen, who pitched in relief, celebrate after the last out during their 6-0 shutout victory over Dimond Post #20 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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South Post #4 catcher Alec Valdez and shortstop Nick Jensen, who pitched in relief, celebrate after the last out during their 6-0 shutout victory over Dimond Post #20 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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South Post #4 players Alec Valdez, Nick Jensen, Jonny Homza, and Sage Dudick celebrate their 6-0 shutout victory over Dimond Post #20 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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South Post #4 players celebrate their 6-0 shutout victory over Dimond Post #20 during the championship game of the American Legion state baseball tournament at Mulcahy Stadium on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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Prior to the American Legion state tournament, Wasilla coach Boone Thompson described South Post 4 as “the toughest eight seed you’ll see in a long time.”

He was right.

South won four straight games, including a 6-0 championship victory Thursday over Dimond Post 21 at Mulcahy Stadium, to claim its third state title and first since 2009. It was the first shutout in the championship game since 1982.

The win earned South a trip to the Aug. 7-11 Northwest Regional tournament in Eugene, Oregon.

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