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VFW baseball: Big win puts Farmington on top

Zach Speikers makes a throw during a recent VFW baseball game.

The Farmington VFW baseball team is alone on top of the South Suburban League's Blue Division standings following a big win over Rosemount on Monday.

Farmington beat Rosemount, the league's only other one-loss team coming into the week, 17-2 in five innings.

Farmington batters had 10 hits and walked 10 times while Rosemount committed seven errors. Pitcher Jonathon Hinks went all five innings to earn his third win of the season. He had five strikeouts and gave up two earned runs, both in the first inning.

Farmington scored four runs in the first, four in the second, three in the third and six in the fourth before holding Rosemount scoreless in the fifth and ending the game on the 10-run rule.

Bobby Eckert was 2-4 with four runs batted in, Jordan DeCrook was 1-2 with three runs batted in, Nick Schoening was 2-3 with two runs batted in and Nathan Krami was 3-4 for the Tigers, who are now 10-3-1 overall.

The Tigers had less luck in a recent weekend tournament in Burnsville. They lost 8-2 to East Ridge, tied Lakeville 4-4 and lost 5-3 to Wayzata.

"The bats were a bit sleepy over the weekend," coach Mike Winters said.

Farmington had just 18 hits in the three games, an average of six per game. Zach Spikers had five of those hits and Bobby Eckert had three.

On June 12 the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the 10th to beat Bloomington Blue, 6-5. Jordan Beschorner pitched the ninth and 10th innings to earn his fourth win.