It is the first time since 2004 that the American Legion World Series opened with a shutout, according to a recap on the American Legion Baseball website.
Minnesota starting pitcher Tyler Hanson spread six hits and four walks over seven innings, his defense played errorless ball—the first time since 1972 that the ALWS opened with an error-free game, and No. 9 hitter Camden Traetow broke a scoreless tie with a seventh-inning 3-run double to help lead Burnsville, Minn., to a 4-0 victory over Napoleon, Ohio, in the first round of the ALWS on Thursday.
On Saturday, Burnsville will play game seven against the winner of game three, which pits Waipahu, HI vs. Brooklawn, NJ.
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