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Scattered hits mar, eliminate VFW?Silver

July 20, 2013
The Journal

BLUE EARTH - New Ulm VFW?Silver met its fate on Saturday, losing to Blue Earth 5-0 in an elimination game of the Southwest VFW?Subdistrict in Blue Earth.

Alex Fischer got the loss for Silver, allowing two hits in one inning of work. E.J. Berdan stepped in for Fischer in the second inning, going 3 1/3 innings while giving up the other three runs to Blue Earth.

Silver's hits were scattered in the game, coming off the bats of Fischer and Berdan. Fischer went 2-for-4 from the plate, while Berdan went 2-for-2 with a walk.

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Photo credit Chuck Hunt, Fairbault County Register
VFW Silver pitcher Alex Fischer winds up for a pitch against Blue Earth on Saturday.
Silver lost to Blue Earth 5-0 to end its season.

A crucial moment played out in the second inning, when Jackson Reinhardt hit into a triple play with runners on first and second base. Silver coach Bob Skillings said the team lost its momentum at that point and was unable to pick it up from there on out.

Silver's loss ends its streak of fortune in the Southwest Subdistrict, during which it came back from behind twice to advance in the tournament. The first victory came against Wells on Thursday, while the second came against Lake Crystal in the consolation bracket Friday after suffering a loss to St.?James earlier in the day.

Silver concludes its season with a 5-18 record.



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