Minneota got the short end of the American Legion playoffs this year as they were stuffed into a sub-section at Luverne against some powerful teams.
Though the early season threatened not enough swimmers to sustain a team, the Minneota Girl Scouts of America swim team is up and swimming this summer.
Magic happens on baseball fields all the time. When a team suddenly, “comes together,” the coach usually knows.
Minneota American Legion Vulture pitchers had the game well in control for just over six innings.
Manager and centerfielder Tyson Sonnenburg got the scoring started against Chokio on Saturday by hitting a home run. He was saluted as he arrived home. It was a one-hat salute from Adam Durfee.
Minneota Mudhen third baseman Preston Nuy had a good day hitting against Chokio and he knocked in the only run against Ortonville.
But he got caught in a rundown was tagged out.
Jake Leighton came in to relieve and picked up the save against Chokio.
Catcher Beau Buysse congratulated him (left) and he got a pat on the back from assistant Coach J.D. Pesch.
Jesse Drager bunted the ball, then watched to see what happens. against Chokio. It didn't work. But Drager did get a hit during Minneota's 10-7 win over the Coyotes.
Danny Hennen pitched five innings, gave up eight hits and took the win over Chokio.
Minneota won the game on Saturday, 10-7 over the Chokio Coyotes.