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VFW will host sub-district tourney

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As the 2008 summer season comes to a close, Rosemount's VFW baseball team will play host to the sub-district tourney this weekend.

Rosemount played Thursday afternoon in the first round of the tournament, which is being played at the high school field.

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Coach Rene Jimenez is looking forward to the tournament, and the opportunity to advance to district play.

During the past week, Rosemount's offense picked up and led to a pair of victories.

Rosemount beat Burnsville last week, 3-2, in a pitcher's duel.

"It was a really good ballgame," Jimenez said. "We managed to edge them out. I felt we got strong performances from both of our pitchers."

Adam Bergstrom and Chris Adams combined on the mound for Rosemount during the victory.

Later, Rosemount lost to Jordan, 8-7.

"It was a disaster," Jimenez said. "We fell apart defensively. Everybody on the team knew what their role was in the defeat."

Trailing 8-0 in the sixth inning, Rosemount scored seven times in the sixth and seventh to close the gap, but couldn't get a key hit to take the lead.

Jake Turner and Adams had a pair of doubles for Rosemount, as did Chris Couillard.

Rosemount rebounded to beat Edina 10-3.

Turner pitched the complete game, throwing 108 pitches.

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