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Coyotes top league's best

Cottage Grove proved it can play with anyone last Sunday.

The Coyotes (14-8) split a pair of games with the American League champion Eden Prairie Cardinals, with both games being decided by one run, to wrap up the regular season at Round Lake Stadium in Eden Prairie.

Cottage Grove fell 5-4 in the opener. The Coyotes tied the game up at 2-2 in the second inning with a pair of runs and took a 4-3 lead in the top of the fourth after scoring two more, but the Cardinals tied the game in the bottom half of the frame before scoring the eventual game-winner in the fifth.

But Roger Morrison refused to allow Cottage Grove to be swept. Morrison allowed just two runs as the Coyotes won 3-2 to hand Eden Prairie (20-2) just its second loss of the season.

Cottage Grove actually trailed 2-1 heading into the last frame, but scored twice in the home half to claim victory.

The Coyotes collected eight hits in the winning effort.

Cottage Grove starts playoff action Saturday with a contest against the Tigers at 1 p.m. at Van Cleve Park in Minneapolis. The Tigers swept a two-game set from the Coyotes in early July.