Sleepy Eye’s VFW Post 800 are now rolling in positive momentum as they beat Blue Earth in a Wednesday night game, July 11.
Sleepy Eye 16
Blue Earth 1
The boys suffered through the heat and plugged up Blue Earth offensively to get an easy win.
The first inning went well—and the fact that Blue Earth’s pitching was wildly inconsistent helped that. Nick Labat and Jacob Meyer each got walked and then scored.  
The second and third innings were more of the same. The boys were having fun, as almost everyone scored. Matthew Sellner and Kadon Strong racked up a couple of singles, as Post 800 added eleven runs within the second and third innings.
Strong also cracked a double to left field that helped Post 800 add three more runs in the fourth.
Labat was feeling it all night from the mound, and Blue Earth frequently found themselves returning to their outfield to play defense. Labat almost finished each inning with three strikeouts, and by the end, he had 13 Ks. Only a grounder and fly outs would be attributed to anyone else.
Ethan Fischer went 2 for 2, with 3 RBIs, Carson Domeier finished with 2 RBIs, and Sellner went 2 for 3 and got an RBI.
Sleepy Eye 13
New Ulm Silver 11
Sleepy Eye’s Post 800 beat NU Silver at home on Friday, July 13.
The boys battled back against New Ulm after being down 11-5 in the fifth inning. The boys and their coach never gave up, and it paid off. Coach Brandon Streich stayed confident throughout, that his team could come back.
The game was real close through the first three innings, as the score was 5-4 in favor of New Ulm. Spencer Hoffman scored in the first, and then in the second Post 800 added another three to tally four runs. New Ulm blew the game wide open during th  fifth with six runs scored—the last four when Post 800 had two outs.
But, Post 800’s coach never said die. “Hey, stuff happens, keep your heads up,” coach Streich said to his huddled team, as they came in from the field after the rough fifth inning finally ended. “Guys, we can stay down and  let these guys burn us, or, we can pull off one of the sweetest comebacks ever.” With a daunting seven run deficit ahead of them, they went to work.
“We’re fine offensively boys, just keep chipping away. I promise you, we can still win this,” said Streich, as the boys went up to bat. “Scouting report on these guys is lots of balls, so when your pitch comes, take it.”
Post 800 went on to add a run in the sixth, and then scare the pants off NU Silver with a five-run seventh inning, bringing the score to 11-10, Post 800 trailed by only a run.
The first thing coach Streich told his team before the game started was, “Let's have some fun.”
Sure enough, the boys looked like they were having fun again, and they definitely played like it. Jacob Meyer and Hoffmann tripled during their big seventh inning. Nic Labat also doubled,  and Post 800 would overtake NU Silver in the eighth inning, with three more runs scored as New Ulm choked away the lead. Final score 13-10.
Kyle Goblirsch, Kadon Strong and Matthew Sellner split pitching responsibilities for Post 800.
Hoffmann went 4 for 5 from the plate, with a triple, and three RBIs.  Meyer went 3 for 6, also with a triple and 2 RBIs. Carson Domeier went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Sleepy Eye 10
Edina 5
Post 800 played a doubleheader against Edina on Sunday, July 15, at home.
The boys let a steady trickle of runs fuel their win over Edina in the first game. The score was close,  going into the bottom of the fourth, as Post 800 edged out Edina by a run. The Sleepy Eye boys outlasted Edina and added another five runs in next two innings.  
The boys looked especially good from the plate during the fourth and sixth innings. Matthew Sellner, Kadon Strong, Kyle Goblirsch, and Carson Domeier all singled. Sellner had two RBIs in the inning. During the sixth inning, Sellner and Strong each singled again, and Goblirsch bombed a double, as they scored the last three runs.
Sellner pitched all seven innings for Post 800 and got the win. He struck out six on the day, while giving up eight hits and was charged with two runs.
Sellner went 3 for 4, with 2 RBIs,  Goblirsch went 3 for 4, with two doubles, and 3 RBIs and Domeier went 2 for 2, with 2 RBIs.
Sleepy Eye 5
Edina 4
Post 800 was determined to sweep Edina on Sunday, and after the third inning, the brooms were out.
The boys went runless up until the third, but Jacob Meyer smacked a double to right field. They would explode in the third inning, as they dropped five runs on Edina’s pitcher.
Nic Labat was back atop the lineup for Post 800, and he and Kadon Strong both cracked doubles during their big third inning. They each went on to score, along with Matthew Sellner, Meyer, and Spencer Hoffmann.
Labat was the horse for Post 800, as he pitched all seven innings and got the win. He sat down eleven, and threw a two-hitter, giving up two runs.
Strong went 1 for 3, with a double, and 2 RBIs;  Labat went 1 for 4, with a double and Carson Domeier went 1 for 3, with 2 RBIs.