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Farmington VFW baseball: Bats help Post 7662 bounce back

The Farmington VFW baseball team’s hitting slump didn’t last long.

After dropping a 10-1 contest to Stillwater last weekend in Burnsville, Post 7662 pounded out 13 hits in a 10-2 rout of Eagan 2 last Tuesday in Farmington.

“After not getting a lot going in our last game, we bounced back nicely and did what we should have,” Farmington coach Jon Graff said. “We still had two errors and had several missed signs and poor base running decisions, but luckily with a game like tonight it didn’t hurt us.”

Justin King and Jay Burditt paced Farmington with three hits apiece. King drove in a pair of runs and Burditt scored twice.

Cleanup hitter Luke Johnston had two hits and three RBI and Dylan Bergstad went 2 for 3 with two runs scored. Max Barthel and Nick Bauer each had a run scored and an RBI.

Bergstad also made big contributions on the mound, tossing a complete-game three-hitter. He allowed two unearned runs and struck out 10 while walking none.

“Bergstad set the tone, doing a great job on the mound,” Graff said.

Post 7662 played on the road at Benilde Tuesday and plays again tonight at Veterans Park in Chaska. The team has back-to-back home games July 2 and 3.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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