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VFW baseball: Minnetonka shuts down Post 7662

The Farmington VFW was shut out by Minnetonka.

Jake Baskerville led off the game with a triple, but Farmington couldn't get the big hit to bring him home.

That set the tone in Monday's night's 5-0 shutout loss at Minnetonka.

Minnetonka used two pitchers to hold the VFW to five hits over seven innings - one apiece from Baskerville, Ty Vincent, Nate Graham, Nick Newman and Ryan Schoening.

"We just couldn't get the big hit. We had our chances," VFW coach Jared Rowan said. "We played a pretty solid game all-around."

Minnetonka scored one in the second, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and one more in the sixth against Drew Hegseth, who went the distance and struck out five in the loss.

The VFW closes out the season this week with home games Tuesday and Thursday and a road game at New Prague Wednesday.

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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