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New Ulm VFW Silver trumped by Dassel-Cokato

July 20, 2012
Jeremy Behnke - Journal Sports Editor ( , The Journal

HUTCHINSON - New Ulm VFW Silver certainly didn't do itself any favors on Thursday in the VFW 2nd District, Northwest Sub-District playoffs against Dassel-Cokato in a 14-0 loss.

Silver committed seven errors on the day and had only three hits offensively in the five-inning loss. New Ulm (5-11) now meets up with Sleepy Eye, a 14-0 loser to Glencoe in the first game of the tournament.

Spencer Stark took the loss for New Ulm. He went 3 1/3 innings and allowed eight runs. He struck out three and gave up eight hits. He also walked six.

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Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
New Ulm VFW Silver shortstop Matt Rowley catches the ball as a Dassel-Cokato base runner slides into second during Silver’s opening round loss in Sub-District playoff action Thursday in Hutchinson. Backing up Rawley on the play in New Ulm second baseman Nick Vogel.

Trent Krekelberg earned the win for Dassel-Cokato. He went all five innings and allowed three hits. He struck out four and walked two.

New Ulm found itself down early after D-C scored four times in the top of the first. The first four hitters reached on hits and all four eventually scored.

New Ulm wasn't able to match the offensive output of Dassel-Cokato. Silver had a single hit in the second, third and fourth innings but were unable to push a run across.

Brandon Beranek, Spencer Stark and Andrew Stewart had New Ulm's hits.

Dalton Asplin led D-C with four hits and five RBI. Ethan Niemela also had two hits.

After scoring four times in the first inning, D-C scored a single run in the second and two more in the third to grab a 7-0 lead. Dassel-Cokato then scored two more runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth to end it early.

New Ulm hopes to extend its season at least one more day when it meets up with Sleepy Eye today.

"I guess we shouldn't have to do anything to get ready for Sleepy Eye," New Ulm coach Ed Tietel said. "We've seen them twice and they beat us both times, so if we're not up and ready for that game, I don't know what I can do to get them up and ready."



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