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New Ulm Steel add new talent for 2017-18 season

NEW ULM — There is still a lot of baseball to be played but the New Ulm Steel (Tier III) junior hockey team has already begun preparations for its second year in New Ulm. “We have a new head coach in Andrew Kolb and it is going to be nice to have our head coach living in New Ulm and just ...

New Ulm 14U team goes 0-3 at Class 14AAA state tourney

NEW ULM — The New Ulm 14U baseball team went 0-3 in the Minnesota Sports Federation (MSF) Stare Tournament on Saturday at Johnson Park. New Ulm opened wth a 4-1 loss to Pierz before falling 16-5 to the Minnesota Mixers in a five-inning contest. New Ulm then lost its last game of pool play ...

New Ulm VFW Gold wins in walk-off to beat Shakopee 3-2

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer MANKATO — With a walk-off single by Mason Cox in the bottom of the seventh, New Ulm VFW Gold continues its play in the winner’s bracket. Gold defeated Shakopee 3-2 in a second round District 2 VFW playoff game on Friday at Franklin Rogers ...

Sleepy Eye VFW falls 12-0 in 5 to end season

MANKATO — Sleepy Eye VFW’s season ended with a 12-0 five-inning loss to Mankato AAA in an elimination game of the District 2 VFW baseball tournament on Friday at Mankato East High School. Post 800 had one hit on the day — a triple off the right-center wall by Jacob Berg in the top of ...

Springfield moves on to semifinals at D II state tourney

NEW LONDON — The Springfield Legion baseball team won both its games at the Division II Legion baseball tournament on Friday, beating Pine Island 2-0 and BOLD 5-3. Tanner Vogel had a solo home run in the fifth inning to spark Springfield against Pine Island. Isaac Fink got the win on the ...

Brewers beat Reds 14-8 in Game 1

NEW ULM — in the second inning of the New Ulm Brewers’ Tomahawk East League playoff game against the Gibbon Reds on Friday night at Johnson Park, J.T. Hoffmann rapped a three-run double for a three-run lead. In the eighth inning, with the Reds having cut a six-run lead to two, Hoffmann ...

Errors mar Sleepy Eye VFW in 5-2 loss to Wells

MANKATO — Errors plagued the Sleepy Eye VFW baseball team in its 5-2 loss to Wells in its opening game of the VFW District 2 tournament on Thursday at Franklin Rogers Ballpark in Mankato. Post 800 committed four errors — two of which led to runs on the scoreboard for Wells. “We gave ...

New Ulm Gold gets going late in beating Blue Earth 15-1

By Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Writer MANKATO — It took New Ulm VFW Gold a few innings to start putting runs on the board against Blue Earth. But when the runs and hits started to pile up, they really piled up as New Ulm clobbered Blue Earth 15-1 in Thursday’s opening District 2 VFW ...

MSF Class 14AAA state tourney set for this weekend in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Soorts Federation (MSF) Class 14AAA Youth Baseball 2017 state tournament begins Saturday morning at Johnson and Mueller Parks in New Ulm and at the Essig baseball park. Teams from New Ulm, Northfield, Albert Lea, Mankato, Shoreview, Farmington, Pierz, Elgin, ...

New Ulm Brewers cruise in Tuesday night victory

NEW ULM ­–– Andrew Peters banged out three hits including his first home run in amateur baseball as the New Ulm Brewers topped LeSueur 16-7 Tuesday night in a non-league game at Johnson Park. Jordan Fischer got the win for the Brewers. He was the second of four pitchers used by New Ulm ...

Column: ‘Can’t you read the signs?’

NEW ULM — The group Five Man Electrical Band released a song titled “Signs” in 1971. Now for all of you baby boomers who were around when that song was released like me, you probably know most of the lyrics. And some of you have more than likely heard it on an oldies station. The last ...

SE Post 800 captures Northwest Subdistrict championship

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye Post 800 scored single runs in the first and second innings, and righthander Nick Labat made those two runs hold up, as Sleepy Eye captured the Northwest Subdistrict championship by blanking New Ulm VFW Gold 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Johnson Park. New Ulm had forced a ...

Springfield Legion advances to State

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield American Legion Post 257 will advance to the State Legion playoffs after their 4-to-1 victory over Wabasso. The last time the Springfield American Legion Baseball team participated in the State Legion playoffs was in 1999. Isaac Fink was the winning pitcher ...

Jordan eliminates Legion Gold from playoffs

SLEEPY EYE — This past spring, Jordan’s Marshall Mazanec went 3-1 on the mound for Rochester Community College. On Saturday, the righthanded submarine pitcher allowed just five hits to New Ulm Gold as Jordan eliminated the No. 2 seeded Post 132 4-0 in a Sub-State 2 Legion baseball ...

Hillesheim shines as VFW Gold wins

NEW ULM — New Ulm VFW Gold starting pitcher Alex Hillesheim set the tone early on. With his breaking ball working, Hillesheim fired strike after strike. Hillesheim’s first 13 pitches were strikes and he kept his defense off the field. VFW Gold advanced to Sunday’s play in the ...

Domeier delivers for Sleepy Eye VFW in 3-2 victory

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye Post 800’s Kyle Domeier was the hero on Saturday against Glencoe with a walk-off RBI single in the eighth inning. Post 800 defeated Glencoe 3-2 to advance to play New Ulm VFW Gold at noon on Sunday at Johnson Park. After trailing 1-0 after two innings and not ...

Legion Gold advances in Substate playoffs

SLEEPY EYE — After a few adjustments, New Ulm Gold was able to settle in and tee off. No. 2-seeded Gold pinned four unanswered runs in eliminating No. 6-seeded Mankato American with a 7-4 win in the Division I, Substate 2 Legion baseball tournament on Friday in Sleepy Eye. New Ulm ...

VFW Gold avoids elimination with win in playoffs

NEW ULM — After New Ulm VFW Gold lost a tough 2-0 game to Dassel Thursday night, there was a question on how New Ulm would respond. The answer did not take long. New Ulm scored twice in both the first and second innings and then added four runs in the third as Gold put it in cruise ...

Post 800 blanks Dassel in VFW playoffs

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye Post 800 handled Dassel in a 7-0 shutout on Friday night at Johnson Park. With the victory, Sleepy Eye will meet the winner of Glencoe vs. Dassel at 7 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Park. Post 800 improved on Thursday’s 11 men left on base. This time they cut the ...

Mankato American knocks Sleepy Eye out of legion playoffs

STARK TOWNSHIP — Mankato American scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning and used that momentum to defeat Sleepy Eye Legion 11-1 in seven innings on Thursday at the Sub-state playoffs at Stark. The loss ends Sleepy Eye’s season at 7-16. Mankato scored three runs in the ...