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Corey McDonnell of Esko (left) watches as teammate Aaron Olson catches a pop fly in the top of the sixth inning against Cloquet Monday night. Esko went on to beat Cloquet 7 to 1. Dan Saletel For the Pine Journal

Esko baseball's 'yin and yang'

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Sitting in the Esko VFW baseball team's dugout, it's common to see coaches Brad Emanuel and Ben Haugen thinking on the same page or finishing each others' sentences.


"It's kind of scary," Emanuel said Wednesday morning.

Nothing was scary Monday when Esko eased past Cloquet 7-1 and 7-1 in a VFW baseball doubleheader sweep at Cloquet's Ed Mettner Field. Esko scored multiple runs early in each game, as they earned their 14th and 15th wins this summer.

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