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VFW ousted from sub-district tourney

Sometimes you need a break or two to come up with a victory.

Those breaks didn't come last week for Rosemount's VFW baseball team in the sub-district tourney.

After winning its first two games, Rosemount lost a pair of close games during which they couldn't get a key hit.

"Things started off pretty well, but we couldn't put it together the last two games," Rosemount coach Rene Jimenez said.

In the tourney opener, Rosemount beat Inver Grove Heights, 6-5.

"That game was closer than we wanted it to be," Jimenez said. "Defensively we showed some weaknesses. We didn't close it out as well as we should have."

Michael Robohm started on the mound for Rosemount and picked up the win. Adam Bergstrom came on in relief to get the save.

"We scratched out three hits and a victory, but we did not play particularly well," Jimenez said.

In the second round, Rosemount beat South St. Paul, 2-1.

"That was a very good team," Jimenez said. "We limited them to one run off a single and a double."

Jake Turner drove in the winning run with a key hit.

Bergstrom started on the mound and picked up the win.

"He had two strong performances back to back," Jimenez said of Bergstrom.

In the third game, Rosemount lost, 7-3, to Eagan.

"The breakdowns were defensive," Jimenez said. "We just never recovered from them."

"We had opportunities to shut them down, but we just weren't able to do it."

In the finale, Farmington ended Rosemount's season, 2-1.

Turner allowed only two hits, but it was an error that led to the winning run for the Tigers.

"We had runners in scoring position several times," Jimenez said. "We just could not make it happen."