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Archive - Jul 24, 2018


Brewers enter playoffs on a skid

After closing out the regular season with a pair of losses, the Glencoe Brewers began the Region 7C playoffs this week against Waconia.
Glencoe its best-of-three series versus the Lakers at Vollmer Field on Tuesday, July 24, after the Chronicle went to press.
Game 2 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Waconia. If necessary, a deciding contest is slated for 2 p.m. Sunday in Waconia.
The Brewers wrapped up their regular season with a 7-15 overall record and a 5-12 mark in Crow River Valley League play after dropping its final two pre-playoff contests last week.

Season ends for VFW Post 5102

A pair of losses in the District 2 sub-district playoffs last week ended the summer season for the Glencoe VFW Post 5102 baseball team.
Glencoe fell 7-1 in the playoff opener on Monday, July 16.
Reece Schwirtz scored the team’s lone run, with Jake Christianson and Blake Mickolichek netting the only hits in the defeat.
Mickolichek started on the mound and suffered the loss in his final outing of the season. He struck out three batters, while allowing five walks and two hits. Schwirtz also pitched in the game.
Post 5102 returned to action the next day to take on Dassel-Cokato.

Bruins win regular-season finale vs. Cologne

Some late-inning heroics and a sparkling pitching performance by Seth Schuette earned the Brownton Bruins a 3-0 win over Cologne in the regular-season finale on Sunday, July 22, at Barney Tadsen Field.
Schuette tossed a one-hitter at the Hollanders, coming within one out of tossing a no-hitter before an infield single in the top of the ninth. He struck out seven batters, while hitting another three, but allowed no walks.

Post 641 season comes to a close in playoffs

A pair of losses in the opening weekend of the sub-district tournament spelled the end of the season for the Plato Post 641 American Legion baseball team.
Plato was able to win its playoff opener against Minneapolis-based Giant Valley, but came up short against both LeSueur and Watertown in the following two contests as the summer campaign came to an end.
Behind starting pitcher Chandler Glaeser’s complete-game victory, Post 641 bested Giant Valley 2-1 on Friday, July 20, in Cannon Falls.

Blue Jays seize top spot for 7C playoffs

After peeling off 14 consecutive wins to finish off the regular season, the Plato Blue Jays can take some well-deserved time off as the top seed for the upcoming Region 7C Tournament.
With a 17-1 overall record, the Blue Jays comfortably claimed the top regional seed with a 3-1/2 game cushion over second-seeded Watertown.
Plato also won the Crow River Valley League South Division title by a full four games over Young America, which finished as the third regional seed and earning the final 7C first-round bye.