HOWARD LAKE — The Willmar VFW Post 1639 baseball team suffered a five-inning loss Monday night to Howard Lake.

Willmar lost 11-1.

Post 1639 took a short-lived 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Howard Lake answered with two runs in the first. A six-run fourth inning broke the game open. Howard Lake scored three times in the bottom of the fifth to invoke the 10-run rule.

Cullen Gregory, Mattix Swanson and Jaydon Garnhardteach went 1-for-2 for Willmar. Swanson drove in Post 1639’s lone run. Willmar is 3-15.

Howard Lake 11, Willmar 1

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