Congratulations for Mitchell Leonard as he crosses home plate after a home run.

Springfield Legion baseball moves on in sub-state tournament

Coach Carter Erickson and the Springfield Legion Post 257 baseball team traveled to Luverne for Southwest Sub-State action last week.  Springfield won 2 of the 3 games played last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  In Thursday’s game, the Legion team came out on top with a 7-3 win over Wells.  Henry Scheitel pitched a fine game with the win and Mitchell Leonard hit a 2-run home run.  On Friday, Springfield lost to a good Heron Lake-Okabena team 11-2.  On Saturday, Springfield bounced back with a fine pitching performance by Mason Leonard, winning the game 10-0 over Maple River.  Mason pitched six shutout innings with 1 hit and 7 strikeouts.  Elijah Kirschstein pitched the seventh of shutout ball.

Springfield moves on in tournament play.  They play Friday, July 26  at 2:30 p.m. in Luverne against Blue Earth.  If they win, they will play again at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.  Congratulations and best of luck to the Legion Baseball team in the tournament!

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