Back row, from left: Coach Carter Olson, head coach Mike Murphy, Jack Wurst, Jacob tell, Keanu Del Rosario, Brian Wright, Jeremy Baxter, coach Ted Johnson. Middle row: Phillip Regenold, Josh Hoppe, Zack Olson, Wyatt Murphy, David Husnik. Front row: Marshall Murphy, Marquis Bynum. Not pictured: Drew Johnson, Chang Hyuk Byun. (submitted photo)
The Roseville Mariners youth baseball team recently wrapped up its season by winning the Senior League National Division tournament. The Senior League consists of teams from Maplewood, Oakdale, Roseville and Stillwater.
In a span of about 24 hours, the Tri-City Red American Legion baseball team went through quite a roller-coaster ride in its three state-tournament games. The three games featured a blowout, a nail-biter and elimination.
The Sub-State 7 American Legion Baseball playoffs were played at Kuenkel Field in North St. Paul, July 21-25, and once the last out was recorded, the North St. Paul 39ers were on top and headed to the state tournament.
Three area men's amateur baseball teams began the week with state-tournament aspirations. Diamond Cutters, Tri-City Shark and the St. Anthony Hogs all play in the Skyline League and are trying to reach the Class A state tournament.
While the summer American Legion baseball season might not get as much attention as the spring high school season, the Legion season tends to be much more of a grind, with more games compressed into a shorter amount of time.
As the seventh seed in the Sub-State 7 playoffs, the Rosetown Rockets American Legion baseball team faced an uphill climb in its quest to reach the state tournament. Rosetown lasted until the third round before being eliminated.