VFW Silver eliminated by Mankato

HUTCHINSON – New?Ulm VFW Silver was eliminated from the Northwest Subdistrict playoffs Friday. Mankato defeated New Ulm 5-1 to end New Ulm’s season.

Alex Lund took the loss for Silver. Mankato scored four runs in the fourth inning thanks in part to three New Ulm errors. Zach Peterson had a two-run triple for Mankato later that inning to help Mankato advance.

New Ulm committed four errors total in the game, something that didn’t help its cause.

“Unfortunately, we committed four errors today and it cost us a big inning,” New Ulm coach Preston Cowing said.?”They got their four runs there in the fourth and we had three errors and that’s tough to come back from.

“We still had guys on base, we got one back here in the fifth, we just couldn’t cash in,” Cowing said.

Mankato’s first four hitters all reached and eventually scored in the fourth inning.

New Ulm scored its lone run in the fifth. Mike Felber hit a two-out double and scored on an error, but Mankato scored a single run in the sixth inning.

New Ulm finished the game with two hits and Mankato had three.

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