In their first tournament of the summer—the Jr. Upper Midwest Classic—the Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800 team came out on top in their first game, on Friday, June 29 at Mueller Park in New Ulm.
Sleepy Eye 4
New Ulm Silver 2
With Jacob Meyer on the mound for most of the game, Post 800 limited New Ulm to two runs scored. Spencer Hoffmann scored during the third, after a Kyle Goblirsch single. Kadon Strong and Ethan Fischer found green grass amidst the fourth, bringing the score to 3-0. New Ulm Silver added runs in the fifth and sixth. Post 800  scored their final run during the seventh inning, and Nick Labat closed out New Ulm Silver with two strikeouts.
Excelsior 5
Sleepy Eye 2
Post 800 dropped their second game of the tournament to Excelsior, later Friday afternoon in Searles. Nick Labat toed the rubber for Post 800, throwing seven strikeouts and only allowing two hits. A  flurry of errors cost Post 800 this game. Labat and Jacob Meyer scored in the seventh, and Spencer Hoffman  tripled to deep right field, but their comeback attempt was squashed prematurely.
Wayzata 4
Sleepy Eye 0
Back in Searles, the Saturday, June 30 game also went afoul for Post 800. It was a one-run game—with the Indians trailing—up until the sixth inning when Wayzata exploded for three runs. Kyle Goblirsch was on the mound tallying three strikeouts and allowing four walks and four runs.
 Harrisburg 12
Sleepy Eye 3
To end the quartet of weekend games, Post 800 played Harrisburg, S.D. later Saturday in Searles. Post 800 held the lead until the fourth inning, 3-0. Nick Labat and Spencer Hoffman scored in the first, and Labat scored again during the fourth. Harrisburg galvanized themselves and scored all twelve of their runs in three innings. Carson Domeier held them in check from the mound for the first six innings with two strikeouts, but was charged with three runs.

Tuesday night, July 3, hosted New Ulm Gold for a league game.
New Ulm Gold 10
Sleepy Eye 5
Post 800 dug deep for twelve innings, but came up short. The game was tied at 5-5 up until the 12th inning, then Gold scored five runs and earned the win. Kadon Strong went 3 for 3 with a double, Nick Labat went 2 for 6, also with a double, and Ethan Fischer went 2 for 5.
Alexandria Tourney
The Post 800 team played in the Alexandria Tournament at Knute Nelson baseball park on July 6, 7 and 8.
Blaine 10
Sleepy Eye 0
 Their first opponent, Blaine, had Post 800’s number. The game was cut short to four innings, due to the 10 run rule. The Post 800 team went hitless. Matthew Sellner and Jack Nelson pitched, but couldn’t slow Blaine.
Alex Black 13
Sleepy Eye 12
In their second game of the Alexandria Tournament, Post 800 gave the game away in the last inning. The score was 10-7 going into the seventh, in favor of Post 800, but a slew of walks and a double by an Alex Black batter killed any chance Post 800 had of winning, as they gave up six runs in the seventh. Spencer Hoffmann and Kadon Strong both went 3 for 5, with doubles.
Marshall 14
Sleepy Eye 0
It was another rough game for Post 800, against Marshall. The game lasted only five innings. Kadon Strong earned the one hit of the game for Sleepy Eye. Kyle Goblirsch and Spencer Hoffmann pitched for Post 800.
Sleepy Eye 4
Alex Red 2
In their final game of the Alexandria Tournament, Post 800 walked away with a win. They scored three runs in the second and the final in the sixth. Carson Domeier pitched an excellent game, giving up only two runs and striking out seven. Kadon Strong, Nick Labat, and Spencer Hoffman each went 1 for 4.