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Wilhelmi, Tigers shut out Hanska in 2C playoffs

FAIRFAX — Whenever it’s a win-or-go-home situation, it’s easy for a pitcher to be on edge. That didn’t appear to be the case for right-hander Brandon Wilhelmi on Monday night as he helped lead the Springfield Tigers to a 5-0 shutout of the Hanska Lakers in a Region 2C amateur baseball ...

Mathiowetz’s double leads Stark by Courtland

SLEEPY EYE — Sean Mathiowetz’s full-count, two-out, bases-loaded double in the top of the eighth inning drove in three runs, helping Stark top Courtland 6-3 in a Region 2C amateur baseball elimination playoff game at Sleepy Eye Monday. “I just wanted to put the ball in play,” ...

Biedenbender named interim AD at MLC

Information courtesy of Bill Pekrul/Martin Luther College NEW ULM — The administration of Martin Luther College is working to fill the position of the MLC Athletic Director that Jim Unke faithfully served for 25 years. In consultation with the Executive Committee of the MLC Governing Board, ...

Sleepy Eye Jr. Legion brings home consolation championship

ELY — The Sleepy Eye Junior Legion baseball team topped Ely 6-2 on Saturday in the DII Junior Legion Baseball State Tournament consolation title game. Sleepy Eye, which finished its season with a 17-5 record, broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the fifth inning and added three more insurance runs ...

Brewers rout Cubs in Region 2C playoffs

SLEEPY EYE — Ethan Stade and Mitch Bockenstedt combined to hold Courtland to five hits and the New Ulm Brewers belted three home runs to down the Cubs 9-1 Sunday afternoon in a Region 2C winner’s bracket game. Stade got the win, going five innings and allowing no runs on two hits. He ...

Region 2C roundup: Lamberton tops Hanska, 1 win away from state

SLEEPY EYE — The Lamberton Long Sox topped the Hanska Lakers 5-2 on Sunday evening in a Region 2C amateur baseball winner’s bracket playoff game. The Long Sox were led by Neil Eichten’s three hits and a two-run home run by Colby Pack. Eli Fest got the win in 7 1/3 innings of work, while ...