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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 ...

Lamberton tops Essig in TEL action

ESSIG — The Lamberton Long Sox topped the Essig Bluejays 3-0 on Sunday in Tomahawk East League amateur baseball action. Johnny Pistulka got the complete-game win for Lamberton, striking out 10 while allowing six hits and one walk. Neil Eichten was 2 for 5 with a pair of RBIs and a ...

Legion Gold shuts out Fairmont 6-0

NEW ULM — New Ulm Legion Gold pitcher Aaron Portner got his run support early on Monday night and used it to help coast to a 6-0 shutout victory over Fairmont Post 36 in legion baseball action at Mueller Park. After Gold struck for three runs in the second inning, Portner retired the next ...

Scheffler surges forward in junior campaign with Tigers

By Jeremy Behnke Journal Sports Editor SPRINGFIELD — Springfield junior Decker Scheffler spent the entire summer of 2018 playing baseball. Between legion baseball, amateur baseball, and a traveling all-star team in which he played with some of the top players across the country, ...

New Ulm leads All-Journal baseball teams with 5 selections

2019 All-Journal Baseball First Team Decker Scheffler, Jr., Springfield The two-time Tomahawk All-Conference and two-time All-Section player finished this season with a .476 batting average, a team-high seven home runs and a team-high 37 RBIs. He also led the team in hits (40), doubles ...

Rummel’s walk-off single helps lift Tigers by Grizzlies on Friday night

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Tigers got a 7-6 walk-off win over the Searles Grizzlies on Friday night in Tomahawk East League amateur baseball action. With one out in the bottom of the ninth after tying it at 6-all on a Decker Scheffler single, Mason Rummel got a single to left-center to ...

New Ulm Brewers merch available online

NEW ULM — If you are a fan of the New Ulm Brewers and want to show your support, you can now order Brewers merchandise online. Those interested can go to https://nubrewers19.itemorder.com/sale. Orders can be placed on-line from now until June 28. Products will go into production after ...