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Bullheads open tournament play on Saturday

The Searles Bullheads over 35 men's amateur baseball team will begin play this weekend in the Minnesota Senior Men's Amateur Baseball Association state tournament. The Bullheads’ first game will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday against Fergus Falls in LeSueur in the Class B/C division. If ...

Amateur tournament begins Friday

For three Region 2C and Tomahawk East League teams, the amateur baseball season plays on as Hanska, Lamberton and Sleepy Eye all see their season continue in the Class C state tournament in New Prague, Shakopee and Jordan beginning Aug. 17. Hanska, the Region 2C champion, will get a week ...

Column: State amateur baseball tournament makes some changes

Usually around the completion of regional play, amateur baseball teams around Minnesota are looking at the Minnesota State Baseball Association website. What they are looking for is what region they will meet in the first round of the tournament. That is not the case this ...

Fink to play basketball, baseball at Augustana

SPRINGFIELD — Isaac Fink weighed all of his collegiate options and he knew he had a big decision to make. In the end, he decided to pick the school he’s most familiar with. Fink, who will graduate from Springfield in 2019, will continue his athletic career at Augustana University in ...

A baseball dream turns into a reality

FAIRFAX — After months of planning and work, the fruit of Jim Weinzetl’s labor became a reality on Saturday afternoon. The Fairfax Baseball Museum, which was a project Weinzetl dreamt up last fall to preserve the town’s baseball history, opened at Memorial Park on Saturday for fans. ...

Brewers end Region 2C play with a win

NEW ULM — Eric Austvold’s grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning capped a seven-run outburst by the New Ulm Brewers as they downed Sleepy Eye 13-7 Saturday afternoon in the final game of the Region 2C round-robin playoffs for both teams. Andrew Peters got the win for the Brewers, ...

Hanska wins Region 2C amateur baseball title

LAMBERTON — The Hanska Lakers won the Region 2C amateur baseball tournament with a 4-2 victory over Lamberton on Saturday. Dayton Larson went the distance to earn the win for the Lakers. The win for Hanska means that the Lakers will receive a first-round bye in the state tournament, ...

Tennis camp held in New Ulm

NEW ULM — Net Generation New Ulm launched their first youth tennis camp on August 6-9 at Lincoln Park. This event was designed for children age 5-8. A total of 37 children registered and many of their parents volunteered. Net Generation New Ulm’s goal is to introduce tennis to area youth ...

Hauge named new boys’ basketball coach at NUHS

NEW ULM — Former New Ulm High School basketball player Matt Hauge has been named the interim boys’ head basketball coach at New Ulm High School. He replaces Steve Foley who resigned after last year. Hauge, who has coached in the New Ulm High School basketball system for the past 17 ...

Tigers upset Longhorns on Tuesday

STARK — The Springfield Tigers breezed to their first win in the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs on Tuesday night, taking down the Stark Longhorns in convincing fashion 16-7. Branden Flock led the Springfield bats with a 4-for-5 night at the plate, two home runs and four RBIs, while ...

Indians blank Tigers

By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer SLEEPY EYE –– Sleepy Eye's starting pitcher Jevan Richert, a Leavenworth draftee, delivered a complete-game shutout on Wednesday to blank Springfield 5-0 in the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs. The Indians moved to 3-1 in the round robin ...

2018 Cathedral Classic winners

Submitted photo Bob Mertz, Jerry Sellner, Nick Hoelz and Tom Furth were the winners of Monday’s Cathedral Classic at New Ulm Country Club. The four-some had a score of 11-under par to win the event. Cathedral Golf Classic Monday, August 6 1st place 60: Bob Mertz, Jerry Sellner, Nick ...

Sleepy Eye knocks off Hanska

HANSKA — With Hanska leading the Sleepy Eye Indians 7-4 heading into the seventh inning on Tuesday night at Hanlin Field, the Lakers looked in good shape to roll to a 3-0 start in the Region 2C playoffs. But the Indians had other plans in mind. With a five-run seventh inning, the Indians ...

Lamberton stays unbeaten in 2C

LAMBERTON — Lamberton improved to 3-0 in Region 2C amateur baseball action with a 7-1 trouncing of New Ulm on Tuesday. New Ulm now falls to 0-3 in 2C action. Lamberton led 1-0 in the top of the sixth, but New Ulm tied the game on a bunt hit. Lamberton scored twice to take a 3-1 lead ...

Hanska defeats Springfield in 2C action

LEAVENWORTH — Hanska improved to 2-0 in the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs with a 7-4 win over Springfield on Sunday. Dayton Larson went the distance to earn the win for the Lakers. He allowed nine hits and four runs. Leavenworth draftee Andy Cook took the loss for the Tigers. He went ...

Stark defeats Brewers

NEW ULM — It was not that the New Ulm Brewers had trouble getting runners on base Sunday afternoon in their Region 2C tournament game against Stark at Johnson Park. Their problem was finding a way to get them in. New Ulm stranded 12 runners on base Sunday — eight of them in scoring ...

Long Sox sneak past Tigers in 11-inning 2C battle

LAMBERTON –– The Lamberton Long Sox picked up a narrow 2-1 walk-off win over the Springfield Tigers in a Region 2C playoff amateur baseball game on Saturday in 11 innings. Nick Altermatt went 3 for 5 for Lamberton, while Johnny Pistulka added a hit and the only RBI for the Long Sox. ...

Springfield falls to New London/Spicer

PELICAN RAPIDS –– Springfield Post 257 kept the New London/Spicer bats in check on Saturday morning in Pelican Rapids but couldn’t put a rally together to pull out a victory. After Springfield scored two runs in the first inning, New London/Spicer came back to top Post 257 3-2 in ...

Host families needed for Steel players

NEW ULM –– Billet (host) families are needed for the 2018-19 hockey season for the New Ulm Steel Tier III Junior “A” hockey team. Host families play a vital role in the New Ulm Steel organization’s success both on and off the ice. These special people open their homes and hearts to ...

Big 7th inning leads Sleepy Eye past No. 1 Stark

By Jeremy Reinarts Journal Sports Writer STARK –– Sleepy Eye's eight runs in the seventh inning proved to be too much for Stark as Sleepy Eye earned its first win of the Region 2C amateur baseball playoffs. Sleepy Eye went on to beat Stark 12-4 after Stark lead 4-1 going into the ...

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