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Kepler’s bases-loaded walk in 13th lifts Twins

CHICAGO (AP) — It took them nearly five hours to finish it, but the Minnesota Twins finally picked up a much-needed win in Chicago. Max Kepler drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded in the 13th inning for the Twins, who outlasted the White Sox 2-1 on Thursday afternoon for just their ...

Legion Gold takes 2 more from Fairmont

NEW ULM — New Ulm Legion Gold had enough left in the tank to pull off a sweep over Fairmont at Mueller Park in legion baseball on Thursday, a week before the Upper Midwest Classic begins. Gold hammered Fairmont 11-1 in five innings in the first game of the evening, collecting 13 hits and ...

VFW Gold stops Chaska

NEW ULM — It is not often in a baseball game that a team has only one hit — that being a leadoff single in an inning — and comes away with a 6-2 win. New Ulm VFW Gold did just that Thursday night in their Junior Upper Midwest Classic game against Chaska at Johnson Park. Mason ...

Mixdorf throws a no-hitter for VFW Silver

LAKE CRYSTAL — Ethan Mixdorf threw a no-hitter as New Ulm VFW Silver defeated Lake Crystal 12-1 in five innings on Wednesday. Mixdorf walked three and struck out two. Brayden Gearity was 2 for 3 with three RBIs. New Ulm plays Excelsior at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Legion Gold sweeps Mankato

NEW ULM — New Ulm Legion Gold swept Mankato Americans 5-3 and 7-4 in an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Mueller Park. Aaron Portner earned the win in the first game. He went five innings and allowed nine hits and three runs. Trenton Sweere pitched the final two innings for New Ulm ...

Brewers knock off Reds, 7-1

NEW ULM — In both the third and fourth innings in their game with Gibbon Wednesday night, the New Ulm Brewers mounted scoring chances when they loaded the bases against Reds’ right-hander Wade Werner. Werner was able to escape both situations by only allowing one run — that coming on ...

Nick Altermatt caps fantastic senior year as Player of The Year

WABASSO — It was the bottom of the ninth inning in the Class A fifth-place state baseball game on June 15 at the Mini Met. Wabasso’s Nick Altermatt stepped up to the plate with no outs in what would be the final at-bat of his illustrious high school career. He needed just one pitch he liked ...

Altermatt, Stevens lead All-Journal baseball team

All-Journal Baseball 2018 First Team Nick Altermatt, Sr., Wabasso Altermatt, the Tomahawk All-Conference Player of the Year, hit .479 this year, where his team won the fifth-place title. He ended the year with 34 hits, six homers, six triples, 28 RBIs and 18 stolen bases. He also pitched ...

Tyler Roufs wins Dennis Wellmann Award

NEW ULM — Tyler Roufs, 2018 graduate of New Ulm High School, has been named the Dennis Wellmann Memorial MVP. He is the 53rd individual in the 51-year history of the honor. Wellmann was killed at Quang Tri, Vietnam as a Lance Corporal with the U.S. Marines. He was a top pitcher for the ...

New Ulm soccer players to join Mankato team in Sweden

NEW ULM — New Ulm boys’ soccer coach Dave Dake will be taking a team of 17 boys to Gothenburg, Sweden on July 12 to participate in the Gothia Cup, the world’s largest youth soccer tournament. The team, Mankato United, will be travelling by way of Iceland and Norway and will be ...

Sleepy Eye splits with Legion Gold

NEW ULM — Jordan Fischer scattered six hits and Hunter Ranweiler went 4 for 4 and scored three runs as New Ulm Legion Gold moved to 3-5 on the season with a 10-0 win over Sleepy Eye Monday night at Mueller Park in the second game of a doubleheader. Sleepy Eye captured the first game ...

Baseball all day Sunday at Mueller Park

NEW ULM — If you like baseball you need go no further today than Mueller Park. At 2 p.m. New Ulm VFW Gold hosts Springfield. That will be followed by the New Ulm 14-U’s playing Hutchinson at about 4 p.m. before the New Ulm Brewers host Springfield in a Tomahawk East League game at about 6 ...

Legion Gold goes 2-2 at St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD — New Ulm Legion Gold went 2-2 at the St. Cloud tournament Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, Gold defeated Tri City 15-14. Colton Schaefer earned the win. Jaden Domeier and Landon Depew each had three hits in the game. Gold also lost to St. Michael-Albertville 8-5 in nine ...

UMAC announces 10-Year celebration to take place during 2018-19

ST. PAUL — The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) completed its 10th year as a Division III member conference in 2017-18 and will recognize this milestone with a celebration throughout the 2018-19 academic year, the conference announced Wednesday. “The UMAC 10-year celebration will ...

All Journal Softball: Hansen runs away as Player of the Year

SLEEPY EYE — The season didn’t end quite the way the Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s softball team had hoped for, but the Knights still had another strong season after making it to the Class A state tournament in 2017. The Knights finished this year with a 21-3 record, and senior Jody Hansen ...

St. Mary’s, Cathedral players lead All-Journal softball team

All-Journal Softball 2018 First Team Jody Hansen, Sr., St. Mary’s Hansen had a phenomenal year all-around for the Knights en route to a 21-3 year. The senior led the team in batting average (.507), RBIs (39), home runs (11) and runs scored (44). She has been an All-Conference player ...

VFW Silver gets past Le Sueur in 5

By Jeff Meder Journal Sports Writer NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Silver defeated Le Sueur 9-6 on Wednesday in a VFW baseball game. It was called after five innings due to inclement weather. New Ulm erupted for five runs in the fourth inning to get the victory. Trailing 6-4, Mitchell Ulrich and ...

Springfield duo steps up when it matters most

SPRINGFIELD — Makenna Winkelmann and Mackenzie Lothert both had new roles for this coming season. After the Tigers lost Callie Wersal and Jena Roiger to graduation, so it was time for someone to step up an assume the leadership role. Winkelmann and Lothert answered and helped lead the ...

Laffen was calm under pressure

SLEEPY EYE — If Sleepy Eye United senior Ben Laffen ever felt pressure on the golf course, it definitely was last Wednesday during the final round of the Class A state boys’ golf tournament. Heading to the 16th hole, Laffen was told that he needed a birdie on one of his final three ...

Laffen, Schugel lead All-Journal boys

Ben Laffen, Sr., Sleepy Eye United Laffen won the Class A state individual title with a two-day score of 144 and he led his team to the state title also. His average was 37 for 9 holes and he was All-Conference for the fifth year and he led the team to the state tourney for the third year ...

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