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Farmington VFW second baseman Bobby Eckert receives a throw from the catcher during last Thursday's first-round game in the sub-district tournament in Hastings. Farmington won three out of five games to advance to today's district tournament in New Ulm.

VFW baseball: Post 7662 qualifies for districts


For the first time in four years, the Farmington VFW baseball team is going back to the district tournament.

Post 7662, which now sports a record of 19-9-1, qualified by winning three out of five games at the six-team sub-district tournament last week in Hastings. A second-place finish earned the team a trip to New Ulm to take on No. 1 seed New Ulm Gold in the opening round of the district tournament tonight at 7 o'clock.

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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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