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B.E. Legion loses in playoffs, ends season

By Staff | Aug 2, 2010

Sometimes things don’t work out as they are planned.

After going 6-1 in the league, the Blue Earth American Legion baseball team received the No. 1 seed.

Unfortunately, they lost their first game in the playoffs to the No. 8-seeded team from Truman, 1-0.

The Blue Earth nine bounced back in their second game, defeating St. Clair 7-6. They followed that up with a 5-1 victory over Lake Crystal.

However, the team’s season came to an end when they fell to Welcome-Sherburn by a score of 5-2.

That gave them a 2-2 playoff record, and overall the team was 8-3.

“It was a bit of a disappointing end to the season, not being able to advance to the District Tournament,” Coach Steve Sonnicksen says.

He calls the team a bunch of hard-working kids who all want to keep getting better. That could happen, because the team only loses three players from this year’s team. Players have to be less than 19-years-old to play Legion ball.

Sonnicksen says it was a tough year getting games in, due to the weather. But, he adds, it was also a very fun year.

“I want to thank all the parents, and the Legions of Winnebago and Blue Earth, for all their support and funding that allows kids the chance to play more baseball in the summer,” Sonnicksen adds.