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Parker Holmstrom hits a line drive to left field during a recent game

Farmington VFW team wins 2

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The Farmington VFW baseball team started slowly in last Thursday's matchup with league-leading New Prague, but boy did they finish strong.

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Farmington fell behind 5-1 early while playing without much energy, coach Jonathan Graff said. But the local team started to pick things up with three third-inning runs, then really got going with another eight runs in the fourth.

"It was a great two-out rally in the fourth when the first two batters got out, the next 11 reached base, including six of the next seven guys getting hits," Graff said.

Pitchers Dylan Bergstad and Josh Snell gave up 11 hits, but they were spread out and the Farmington defense played well, Graff said.

Parker Homstrom led the way for the Farmington offense, going three for three and driving in three runs.

Farmington also fell behind early and came from behind to win in last week's game against St. Croix Lutheran. Farmington gave up two unearned runs in the first inning but settled in from there to earn the 6-4 win.

Graff called Robert Kramer the star of the game. He started on the mound and pitched into the sixth inning before giving way to Maverick Carlson.

"(Kramer) also went four for four at the plate and after pitching went into short and made several nice plays," Graff said.

Kramer wasn't alone in his solid play. Eight of the team's nine starters had hits and all played solid defense.

"We had guys on base and in scoring position every inning but couldn't really get that big hit until the fifth, when we scored three runs after there was two outs," Graff said.

The two wins moved the VFW team to 6-2 on the season.

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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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