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American Legion: Struggles persist for Post 65

Monday night's loss to Lakeville North reminded Rosemount Legion Post 65 coach Scott Eul of many of his team's other setbacks during its 1-11 start to the season.

Rosemount stuck around for a while, but the offense never got going and the defense eventually faltered in an 8-1 final at Lakeville North.

"They got a few hits and there were a few plays we should have made where we got a little lazy. We couldn't finish out the game. That's what's been happening to us lately," Eul said. "We play a good first few innings, but we aren't finishing on a positive note. Games are slipping away from us."

Lakeville North led just 3-1 before chasing starter Morris Valenzuela with five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Danny Farris came in to get the final two outs.

"Morris threw a very good game. Even when he got pulled it was after a few weak base hits and a few defensive lapses our team made," Eul said. "He battled, but you can't expect a shutout. That's what our offense is counting on right now."

Post 65 managed just two hits in the contest, a third-inning single by Sam Bauer and an RBI double by Jordan Turner that brought in Bryan Herman in the top of the sixth.

Rosemount hosted Lakeville South Tuesday, played a doubleheader at Apple Valley Wednesday and will play at least five games in the Gopher Classic this weekend.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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