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Willmar VFW wins a thriller

Mason Madsen’s walk-off double beats New Ulm Gold 5-4 in 8 innings

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Willmar VFW1's Mason Madsen connects with a double during the fourth inning of Tuesday's VFW baseball game against New Ulm Gold at Bill Taunton Stadium. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — With New Ulm Gold extending Tuesday’s VFW baseball game into extra innings with a three-run seventh, Mason Madsen hit a walk-off double in the eighth to give Willmar VFW1 a 5-4 victory at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Madsen finished the game 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles.

Sam Etterman went 2-for-3 with a run and two stolen bases. He also struck out eight over four innings in the start for Willmar. Sergio Fernandez picked up the win after tossing two-thirds of an inning.

Willmar’s next game is 6 p.m. Saturday at home against Granite Falls.

Willmar then plays Saturday and Sunday in the Starbuck Junior Legion Post 4582 tournament. The Willmar VFW2 plays Starbuck at 10 a.m. Saturday, then faces Albany at noon Saturday.

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Meanwhile, the Willmar VFW1 team plays Morris at 10 a.m. and New London-Spicer at noon Saturday. The final round is Sunday.

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Willmar VFW1's Sam Etterman (right) starts to slide into home plate for a run in the fourth inning of Tuesday's VFW baseball game against New Ulm Gold at Bill Taunton Stadium. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Willmar VFW1 5,
New Ulm Gold 4

New Ulm Gold 000 010 30-4 3 4
Willmar VFW1 101 200 01-5 8 4
Hitting - New Ulm: Stats not available … Willmar: Ian Koosman 1-3 sb, Cayden Hansen 0-2 r sb-2, Sam Etterman 2-3 r sb-2, Brandt Sunder 1-3 r sb, Alex Schramm 0-3 rbi sb, Sam Raitz 1-3 r sb, Mason Madsen 2-2 2b-2 rbi, Carter Schow 1-2 2b r, Jackson Sportel 0-1 rbi
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - New Ulm: Stats not available … Willmar: Etterman 4-1-0-0-1-8, Koosman 3.1-2-4-0-2-4, Sergio Fernandez (W) 0.2-0-0-0-0-0

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Willmar VFW1's Sam Etterman (right) starts to slide into home plate for a run in the fourth inning of Tuesday's VFW baseball game against New Ulm Gold at Bill Taunton Stadium. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

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