The Cannon Falls VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4452) baseball team started its season 3-3 after finishing the high school season.
They lost their opener against Waseca on May 29 4-3 but rebounded by sweeping Kasson-Mantorville in a double header on June 4, 6-1 and 9-3.
The Bombers dropped their game against Rochester Century 10-1 on June 8 and then lost a close game to Albert Lea 8-7 on June 11. They responded with a 5-2 victory over Stewartville on June 13. Results were not yet available at the time of writing for their latest two games against Winona on June 15 and Faribault on June 18.
Cannon Falls hosted Byron on Monday, June 20, after the writing of this article. They then go to Red Wing on Thursday, June 23, and travel to Austin on Sunday, June 26.
Win over Stewie
Cannon Falls scored three runs in the bottom of the third and two in the fifth. They held off the Stewartville comeback in the seventh where they kept the Tigers to just two runs.
Nick Barrett went the distance for the Bombers on the mound as he went seven innings and allowed the two earned runs on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts.
In the bottom of the third, Charlie Becker got things started for Cannon Falls after getting hit by a pitch with one out. Jack Meyers then walked and Preston Schoenfelder drove in Becker with an RBI-double. Meyers then scored on an RBI single by TJ Grimes and Schoenfelder came in on a Tiger error.
The two runs in the fifth came on some small ball as Grimes and Aaron Melhouse reached on a walk and a single respectively. After a couple stolen bases, they both ended up scoring.
Cannon Falls had four hits as a team with Schoenfelder, Grimes, Melhouse and Jaeden Baird with a hit apiece. Schoenfelder and Grimes each had an RBI.