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VFW Silver knocks off Sleepy Eye

NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Silver defeated Sleepy Eye VFW 7-1 on Wednesday in VFW baseball action at Mueller Park.

Sleepy Eye’s Mason Sellner reached on a fielder’s choice in the top of the first inning. Sellner stole second and he scored on a Silver error for a 1-0 lead.

Jack Albrecht earned a lead-off walk in the bottom of the first inning. Austin Enter hit a single to left field. Albrecht and Enter scored on Blake Soukup’s single for a 2-1 Silver advantage. Grant Bruns belted a double for two more runs and Silver led 4-1.

Enter reached base on a walk in the second inning. He stole second and he scored on a wild pitch, making it 5-1 Silver. Taylor Hansen reached base on a fielder’s choice. He stole second and he later scored on a Sleepy Eye error for a 6-1 Silver lead.

Albrecht reached base on an error by the Sleepy Eye pitcher. During the play, Albrecht advanced to second base. Albrecht went to third on Enter’s groundout. He scored on a wild pitch by Sleepy Eye pitcher Spencer Osmonson for Silver’s final run.

Sleepy Eye outhit Silver 5-4, but Sleepy Eye had two errors while Silver had only two.

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