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Sports from the week of July 4, 2001 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880

Mistakes hurt VFW nine in twin bill loss to Marshall

The Tracy VFW baseball team was swept in a double header by the Marshall Blue team last Tuesday at Marshall, 9-0 and 11-1. Two other games scheduled for last week were canceled.

"We are very inexperienced compared to Marshall,' observed Tracy Coach Bill Tauer. "At times we looked like we could play ball but the mental errors killed us."

Greg Carlson and Austin Skoblik each pitched complete games and took the losses for Tracy.

"In the second game we had just that one bad inning," stated Tauer. "However when you play a good team that is all it takes."

Legion rallies for win

The Milroy Legion baseball team rallied from a 4-0 deficit to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 8-6 Friday in Milroy.

Milroy gave up 3 runs in the first inning and another in the second before Milroy pitcher Nick Hanson settled down and held G-F-W to only 2 runs in the next four innings before Erik Kathman came on to pitch the last inning.

"When Nick settled down it gave us a chance to come back," stated Milroy Coach Chris Miller. 'We picked up some timely hits in the second inning."

Milroy put up four runs in the last of the second inning to tie the score and added 1 run in each of the third and fourth innings plus 2 more in the sixth to record the win.

Adam Schmidt was 3 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI's. Josh Skoblik was 2 for 3 with a pair of runs batted in. Eric Dolan was 2 for 4 including a double.

"It was good to come back and get the win over G-F-W," said Miller. "They have a good program and their high school team, just like ours, was one game shy of the state tournament this spring."

Freshman pursued by Arizona Cardinal

Donald Strand, a freshman at Tracy Area High School, now knows what it's like to be chased by an NFL tackler. Strand was pursued by Kyle Vanden Bosch of the arizona Cardinals during a football camp at Augustana College in Sioux Falls last month. Vanden Bosch is a former defensive standout for the Nebraska Corn Huskers.

Other pros at the camp included Vikings Gary Anderson and Jim Kleinsasser. The photo appeared in the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader.