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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK • June 23-29

• Drill had a big week during the Junior Upper Midwest Classic at Mueller Park. Drill helped lead New Ulm to a 2-2 record. • Drill finished the week 4 for 14 at the plate with a double, a triple, a stolen base and five RBIs. • Drill also contributed to Junior Legion’s success ...

Sleepy Eye Legion tops Chanhassen

MANKATO — Sleepy Eye defeated Chanhassen 5-2 at the Mulvihill Invitational on Saturday at Franklin Rogers Park. For Sleepy Eye, Luke Mielke threw a one-hitter to earn the win. He struck out three and walked three. Zach Haala was 3 for 3 with two RBIs and Paco Elisiro was 2 for 2. Kyle ...

TEL All-Stars defeat Corn Belt All-Stars

STARK — The Tomahawk East All-Stars defeated the Corn Belt All-Stars 9-8 in 10 innings in amateur baseball action on Friday. Nolan Huiras of Gibbon earned the win for the TEL team. Jack Baumgart of Willmar took the loss. Shawn Dollerschell of Bird Island and Cole Welmann of Hanska each ...

VFW Silver drops game to Willmar

ESSIG — New Ulm Silver finished the Junior Upper Midwest Classic with a 1-3 record after falling to Wayzata 8-5 on Saturday in Essig. New Ulm hung tough with Wayzata, but unearned runs hurt New Ulm in the end. Wayzata scored six unearned runs in the fifth inning to escape with the ...

Junior Legion gets knocked out of tourney

NEW ULM — Friday night in a win over Osseo, the New Ulm Junior Legion used production from the bottom part of their batting order to earn the win. Saturday night in a game against Harrisburg (S.D.) the roles were reversed. Taylor Klein, the No. 9 batter in the Tigers’ lineup and who ...

VFW Silver wins opener, drops 2nd game

NEW ULM — After picking up a 4-0 win to start the day, New Ulm VFW Silver quickly saw things turn the other way in a lopsided loss to Luverne in the second game. Silver lost 10-1 to Luverne in Game 2 after it defeated Prior Lake to start Friday’s play in the Junior Upper Midwest Classic ...

Sleepy Eye Legion drops 2 games at Mankato tournament

MANKATO — Sleepy Eye Legion dropped a pair of games at the Mulvihill Tournament in American Legion Baseball action on Friday. Zach Haala took the loss in the first game. He struck out five and allowed five hits and two earned runs. Carter Brinkman was 2 for 3 with a home run and Nick Labat ...

Mueller Park to host FOX 9 broadcast on Wednesday

NEW ULM — FOX 9 will be coming to New Ulm on Wednesday, July 3, for their Town Ball series and will be in New Ulm for most of the day. Shane Wells will be doing the morning broadcast and they’ll be broadcasting live from Mueller Park for the evening news. For those interested in a chance ...

Junior Legion picks up 2 wins

NEW ULM — Sometimes the lower part of a team’s batting order can be overlooked by an opposing team and can do more damage that the heart of the order. Friday night in the New Ulm Junior Legion’s game against Osseo in the Junior Upper Midwest Classic, New Ulm used the lower part of ...

Sleepy Eye tops Hanska in 10 innings

Sleepy Eye 4, Hanska 3, 10 innings SLEEPY EYE — Andrew Woitas’ walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th helped lift the Sleepy Eye Indians by the Hanska Lakers 4-3 on Wednesday night in Tomahawk East League amateur baseball action. Alex Woitas got the win for the Indians (7-5), ...

St. Peter rolls past NU Silver

NEW ULM — It’s hard for any baseball team to pull out a win when its outhit 11-2. New Ulm VFW Silver had that exact issue as it opened up the 2019 Junior Upper Midwest Classic on Thursday with a 7-0 loss to St. Peter VFW Post 950 at Mueller Park. Mitch Ulrich started for Silver and ...

Sleepy Eye legion tops Waseca in 5

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye Legion Post 7 downed Waseca 10-0 in five innings of legion baseball on Thursday night. Matt Sellner got the win for Post 7, pitching two innings and giving up one hit with a strikeout. Dallas Bauer pitched two innings of relief and struck out two. Carter Brinkman ...

Chaska opens with win over Junior Legion

NEW ULM — Chaska jumped to an 8-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings before the New Ulm Junior Legion scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 8-5. But Chaska scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to come away with an 11-5 win over New Ulm in the Junior ...

Jim Buboltz named new Chargers baseball coach

NEW ULM — Jim Buboltz, who is the head football coach at Minnesota Valley Lutheran, will wear another different pair of spikes when next spring begins as he was named the new head baseball coach at MVL on Tuesday. Buboltz replaces John Gunderson, who has accepted a teaching position at ...

Schommer, Legion Gold cruise past Hutchinson

NEW ULM — Mark Schommer scattered three hits and one run through six innings and New Ulm Legion Gold put up a pair of multi-run innings as they improved to 10-3 on the season with a 9-1 win over Hutchinson Wednesday night at Mueller Park. Schommer fanned three and walked only two in ...

St. James ekes by VFW Silver

ST. JAMES -- St. James VFW eked out an 8-7 win over New Ulm VFW Silver on Wednesday night despite allowing 15 walks to Silver. Silver had six hits and were led by Isaiah Rieser, who was 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs. Bryce Roiger also had three RBIs for Silver. Josh Giefer took the loss on ...

Yankees say injured Stanton likely to return in August

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is more likely to return in August than July after straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Stanton went on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, a day after he was hurt during an awkward headfirst slide into third ...

Sleepy Eye downs Stark 8-4 in TEL action

STARK — The Sleepy Eye Indians downed the Stark Longhorns 8-4 on Tuesday night in a Tomahawk East League amateur baseball game. Alex Sellner got the complete-game win on the mound for the Indians, giving up 10 hits, three walks and four earned runs while striking out nine. Adam Sellner took ...

New Ulm Silver finishes 3rd at Perham tournament

PERHAM — New Ulm VFW Silver finished third in the Perham VFW/Jr. Legion Tournament on Sunday, defeating Cherry 5-4. Silver grabbed the lead late in the game Sunday, taking a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh. Carter Lang got the win for Silver, giving up one run on two hits over four ...