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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Fairmont tops Sleepy Eye Legion

  • A final run in the bottom of the eighth inning for Fairmont doomed the Sleepy Eye Post 7 Legion baseball team on July 10 in Fairmont.
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  • A final run in the bottom of the eighth inning for Fairmont doomed the Sleepy Eye Post 7 Legion baseball team on July 10 in Fairmont.
     
    After three scoreless innings due to a pitching dual with David Surprenant leading for Sleepy Eye, Sleepy Eye was first to strike with a RBI. However, Fairmont responded with a run of its own in the fourth to tie it at 1-1, and another in the fifth to take the lead.
     
    In the sixth, Sleepy Eye scored its second run to tie the game at 2-2, but Fairmont came out on top 3-2 with a clutch run in the eighth inning.
     
    Brandon Helget led at bat, going 1-for-3, hitting a double and scoring one run. Meanwhile, Jon Kopacek hit a RBI double and Jay Helget hit a RBI. Mike Hirsch recorded the other run for Sleepy Eye. On the mound, Surprenant threw three strikeouts while allowing six walks and three hits. Elliot Braun pitched the final two innings and had three strikeouts, no walks and two hits on one run.
     
    Sleepy Eye will next play Mankato National on July 17 in Mankato.

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