Gold Runs Out of Gas Sunday in Legion State

After a gallant comeback from a first game loss, New Ulm Gold was taken out of the American Legion Minnesota baseball tournament Sunday with a 5-3 loss to Eden Prairie, another metro-area team destined to be in the final lineup of contenders.

However, according to the game-tracker on the Legion website, Eden Prairie will be playing for third place while other teams contend for the championship and runner-up position. Third place, however, would be a prize if either of the two top teams were not able to advance to the regions in North Dakota.

Earlier Gold had out-slugging Lakefield North 12-10 as it continued to battle its way through the elimination bracket in the State American Legion baseball tournament Sunday.

It was the Gold's second win of the day.

Now it faces another daunting task when it goes against Eden Prairie at 4 p.m. Eden Prairie also won 12-11 Saturday afternoon to eliminate Tri-City Red.

New Ulm Gold Saturday morning fashioned a 7-1 win over Minneapolis Giantvalley to eliminate that team.Ed. Note: The Minneapolis team is spelled as above in the state Legion website.

See line score below.

Tournament Bracket available here.

Next game for Gold will be Sunday at 10 a.m. as the tournament field narrows with more elimination and championship bracket games Saturday.

After the first game of the tournament, Gold had fallen into the elimination bracket where every game is a "must win" situation. It since defeated East View and now

New Ulm Gold lost and won in first round games of the 2012 Minnesota State American Legion baseball tournament in Chanhassen/Chaska this weekend.

Box scores and inning-by-inning play by play for New Ulm's first two games will be added to this historical report with a link below to be positioned below.

In its first game, Gold lost 9-4 to Tri-City Red and then mustered and 8-5 win over Eastview to eliminate that team from the tournament. Eastview had lost to a metro district place Hopkins team 5-4 in its first game.

Schedule and scores of all the state tournament games can be found via New Ulm Sports Central by just clicking here. Full box scores and recaps of games to-date can be navigated from this link as well by clicking on the game dates when they are in blue.

Eden Prairie 5, New Ulm Gold 3 (Aug 5, 2012 at Chaska, Minn.)
New Ulm Gold........ 300 000 000 - 3 9 3 (27-10)
Eden Prairie ......... 010 030 01X - 5 9 1 (30-10)
Pitchers: New Ulm Gold - Drew Pfaff; Matt Bergmann(5); Tim Kehren(8); Jory Dove(8) and
Jason Shaul. Eden Prairie - Luke Lind; Dan Loats (9) and Danny Halloran.
Win-Luke Lind (1-0) Save-Dan Loats (1) Loss-Drew Pfaff (0-1) T-2:25
HR NUG - Zach Hoffmann (2).

New Ulm Gold 7, Mpls. Giantvalley 1 (Aug 4, 2012 at Chanhassen, Minn.)
New Ulm Gold........ 101 000 320 - 7 13 2 (26-9)
Mpls. Giantvalley... 001 000 000 - 1 7 0 (21-12)
Pitchers: New Ulm Gold - Jory Dove and Jason Shaul. Mpls. Giantvalley - Sam Nelson;
Matt Pryor(7); Wesley Peterson(9) and Eamonn Manion.
Win-Jory Dove(1-0) Loss-Sam Nelson(0-1) T-2:24 A-0

Tri-City Red 9, New Ulm Gold 5 (Aug 3, 2012 at Chanhassen, Minn.)
New Ulm Gold........ 000 100 400 - 5 10 1 (24-9)
Tri-City Red........... 004 203 00X - 9 11 1 (35-9)
Pitchers: New Ulm Gold - Jordan Guggisberg; Dan Blackstad(5) and Jason Shaul. Tri-City Red -
Karl Elfstrom; Ethan DeCaster(7) and Lars Anderson.
Win-Karl Elfstrom(1-0) Loss-Jordan Guggisberg(0-1) T-2:20 A-0

New Ulm Gold 8, Eastview 5 (Aug 3, 2012 at Chanhassen, Minn.
New Ulm Gold........ 100 002 401 - 8 8 3 (25-9)
Eastview............... 002 300 000 - 5 10 2 (23-7)
Pitchers: New Ulm Gold - Colin Wendinger and Jason Shaul. Eastview - Marcus Frederickson;
Adam Moorse(7); Jacob Bechstein(7) and Ryan Heisler.
Win-Colin Wendinger(1-0) Loss-Adam Moorse(0-1) T-2:37 A-0
HR NUG - Zach Hoffmann (1); Jason Shaul (1).

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