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Sleepy Eye battles back to top St. James in VFW playoffs

NEW ULM — For the second day in a row, Sleepy Eye VFW mounted a comeback to move on in the winner’s bracket of the Second District VFW Baseball Tournament. A six-run fifth inning on Friday was more than enough for Sleepy Eye to overcome a three-run deficit and down St. James 9-5 at ...

Silver goes 2-0 on Friday, moves on in elimination bracket

NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Silver rolled to a 2-0 day on Friday in Second District VFW playoff action. In the first game, Silver grabbed an early lead and never looked back in the 13-5 victory over Lake Crystal. In New Ulm’s second game of the day against Mankato East, New Ulm won 7-3. With ...

New Ulm Gold advances to Saturday with win over Worthington

SLEEPY EYE — New Ulm Legion Gold scored five runs in the first two innings and then added three runs in the sixth and four runs in the seventh to down Worthington 12-1 Friday night in an elimination game in the Division 1, Sub-State 2 Legion Baseball Tournament. Jaden Drill got the win for ...

Butenhoff bounces back, Sleepy Eye VFW downs Lake Crystal

NEW ULM — Despite a rocky first inning to Thursday afternoon’s VFW Second District playoff baseball game with Lake Crystal at Johnson Park, Sleepy Eye VFW starting pitcher Kaleb Butenhoff rebounded nicely after that. Sleepy Eye’s offense picked things up in a big way also as the game ...

Springfield tops Stark on Wednesday night

STARK — Springfield defeated Stark 8-3 on Wednesday night in Tomahawk East League amateur baseball action. Ryan Sturm led the Tigers at the plate, going 3 for 5 with three RBIs, while Isaac Fink added two hits and an RBI. Justin Haugo earned the win in seven innings, giving up seven hits ...

Junior Legion Gold gets eliminated

MILROY — New Ulm Junior Legion Gold went 1-1 in Thursday’s play of the Junior Legion Sub-state tournament and was eliminated. Junior Legion defeated Worthington 15-13 in an elimination bracket game earlier in the day. Jace Schaefer earned the win, allowing four runs on three hits in one ...