Northern Heat rallies to take regional opener
The Bemidji Northern Heat took its first step toward a hoped-for trip to the National Cal Ripken tournament in North Carolina when it defeated Mineral Springs, Mo. 4-3 in Thursday's regional tourney opener at Kalona, Iowa.
It moved the Heat into today's 5 p.m. semifinals against Yankton, S.D. or Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Those two met in Thursday's second game.