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      Top-ranked Midland takes out No. 3 Bay City Western in opening round of district play

      Midland's Tanner Gross scores a run in the Chemic's 6-3 victory over Bay City Western Tuesday.

      No. 1 Midland High defeated third ranked Bay City Western 6-3 in the first round of district play. The two teams met earlier this year, with Bay City coming up victorious and earning a share of the Saginaw Valley League title.

      With the game tied at one in the second, the Chemics Alex Goodwin drove in a run, giving Midland a two-run lead.

      In the bottom of the second, Bay City??s Garret Pashak advanced to third after tagging up on Briton Ott??s flyout to center. Pashak later scored on a wild pitch to make ti 2-1 Midland.

      The Warriors led by one after four, but couldn??t answer Midland??s consecutive two-run innings, eventually losing 6-3.

      The Chemics will advance to play Bay City Central this Saturday.