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LSH gets by Gold 5-2

NEW ULM — It was not the way that New Ulm Legion Gold wanted to start out their 2018 Upper Midwest Classic pool play. Gold stranded 10 runners on base in the first four innings and ended up leaving a 12 runners on base in the game –– eight of them in scoring position –– as they fell ...

Sleepy Eye to host 5th annual John Mangen Day on Sunday

SLEEPY EYE –– This Sunday, Sleepy Eye will be hosting the fifth annual John Mangen Day at the Ballpark. On Sunday, the Sleepy Eye 7/8th midgets will take on Mountain Lake at 2 p.m., followed by the amateur team hosting the Stark Longhorns at 5 p.m. Admission is free, however free will ...

Brewers blast Courtland 21-1

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Brewers pounded out 22 hits and scored 21 runs as they blasted Courtland 21-1 Tuesday night in a Tomahawk East League game at Mueller Park. The game was stopped after 6 1/2 innings because of the 10-run lead rule. Mitch Kelly got the win as he allowed just two hits and ...

Hopkins crowned champion as Junior Upper Midwest Classic rained out

NEW ULM — The final three games in the Junior Upper Midwest Classic were cancelled on Sunday, due to rain showers in the area in the morning. Hopkins, the undefeated team with the least amount of runs surrendered, was determined champion. Hopkins had a 4-0 record and seven runs allowed.

Harrisburg topples Sleepy Eye VFW

By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer SEARLES –– Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 lost in a third-place pool play matchup against Harrisburg 12-3 in each team's final games of the 2018 Junior Upper Midwest Classic Tournament. Earlier in the day, Post 800 lost to Wayzata 4-0, each team ...

Excelsior flies by VFW Gold in Gold’s final game of JUMC action

NEW ULM — Sometimes the difference between a Junior Legion team and a VFW team can be very apparent. Saturday afternoon in New Ulm VFW Gold’s contest against the Excelsior Junior Legion team, that difference showed. After seeing scoring threats go by the wayside in the first two ...

VFW Silver dominates Fridley, wins their final game in JUMC

ESSIG — New Ulm VFW Silver wasn’t going to allow themselves to finish up their time in the Junior Upper Midwest Classic empty-handed on Saturday, defeating Fridley 12-2 in VFW baseball action at the Essig ballpark. Both teams finished fourth in their respective pools, but Silver played ...

Springfield wins its final JUMC game

By Luke Reiner Journal Sports Writer SEARLES — Despite suffering a close loss against Hopkins, Springfield bounced back and defeated Hutchison 8-2 in its final game of the Junior Upper Midwest Classic. Even though Springfield lost 4-3 to Hopkins, they came back in full force in a ...

Tomahawk East team wins marathon All-Star game

MILROY –– The Tomahawk East All-Star team defeated the Corn Belt All-Star team 4-3 on Friday night in 12 innings of amateur baseball action. The Corn Belt took an early 3-0 lead after two runs in the third and a run in the fifth. In the top of the seventh, Springfield's Branden Flock had ...

Hultgren halts Springfield

ESSIG — Osseo’s Walker Hultgren shut down Springfield 6-1 with a 19-strikeout performance on Friday in Junior Upper Midwest Classic baseball action. Hultgren also only walked one batter and allowed four hits. But it wasn’t just Osseo’s field that played well. Their offense hit the ...

Sleepy Eye VFW goes 1-1 on Friday

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye VFW opened the Junior Upper Midwest Classic with a 4-2 victory over New Ulm VFW Silver on Friday at Mueller Park. They then fell to Excelsior 5-2 in Searles. In Game 1 of the day, Sleepy Eye scored a single run in the third inning and then scored two more runs in the ...

Sleepy Eye Legion tops New Prague 9-6 in Mankato

MANKATO –– Sleepy Eye Legion defeated New Prague 9-6 in its first game of the Mulvihill Baseball Tournament on Friday in Mankato. Luke Mielke got the win for Sleepy Eye with five innings of work. He allowed four runs on five hits. Dallas Bauer pitched two innings of relief for ...

Wayzata downs VFW Silver

NEW ULM — It was a rough day for New Ulm VFW Silver on Friday. Dealing with temperatures in the lower to mid 90s and a punishing Wayzata attack, Silver dropped an evening Junior Upper Midwest Classic game to Wayzata 19-2 in five innings at Johnson Park. Earlier in the day, Silver fell to ...

Harrisburg ekes by VFW Gold

NEW ULM — Brady Bretzman’s RBI double in the top of the first inning was all he and Harrisburg (SD) needed Friday night. The right-handed Bretzman also held New Ulm VFW Gold to just four hits as Harrisburg blanked VFW Gold 1-0 at Johnson Park in the Junior Upper Midwest ...

Big 1st inning lifts Excelsior past VFW Silver

NEW ULM — Excelsior scored 12 runs in the top of the first inning as it defeated New Ulm VFW Silver 19-6 in six innings in the opening game of the Junior Upper Midwest Classic on Thursday at Johnson Park. Excelsior’s Thomas Gross had eight RBIs, including a grand slam and six RBIs in ...

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.

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