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VFW Baseball: Post 7662 runs record to 8-1

The Farmington VFW baseball team did a lot of things right during its 9-1 romp over Benilde-St. Margaret's Monday afternoon.

Post 7662 got down four sacrifice bunts, followed those with plenty of clutch hits and provided lots of run support for starter Jordan Beschorner as it improved to 8-1 on the season.

"They're doing the little things needed to win games," coach Mike Winters said.

Beschorner worked six innings and allowed just a single fourth-inning run on four hits while striking out seven. As soon as Benilde got in the scoring column to make it 2-1, Farmington responded with five runs in the top of the fifth to take control.

Adam Closemor started the inning by drawing a walk and singles by Jordan Decrook and Austin Martinsen loaded the bases with nobody out. Nick Schoening then drew a walk to plate the first run and Buck Lester followed with the big blow of the inning, a two-run single.

Decrook finished with three of the team's nine hits, including an RBI single in the third and an RBI double to cap the scoring in the seventh. Parker Holmstrom also had an RBI single.

Martinsen relieved Beschorner and pitched a scoreless seventh.

Post 7662 plated three runs in the bottom of the eighth Friday afternoon to rally for a 7-6 victory over Minnetonka.

Decrook picked up the win on the mound despite allowing two runs in one inning of work. He scored the winning run soon after when Farmington walked off on Johnny Dittman's sacrifice fly.

Bobby Eckert tied the game at 7-7 with a bases-loaded two-run single. Eckert, Decrook, Martinsen and Landon Neilson each finished with two of the team's 11 hits.

Martinsen and Neilson each had RBI singles and Dittman, Lester and Holmstrom drove in runs with fielder's choices.

Holmstrom started on the mound and held Minnetonka to three runs (two earned) on eight hits over the first five innings. JD Hinks came in for two innings and allowed two runs in the top of the seventh that tied the game at 5-5.

Post 7662 hosted Bloomington Tuesday and is back in action this weekend at the Burnsville Tournament.

"This will be the team's biggest challenge of the summer," Winters said.