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.
Front row, from left: David Endrizzi, Lukas Klarqvist, Caleb Schultz, Conner Rhoades, Ryan Sobania, Matt Van Kleek, Blake Nixon, Terry Atz.
Back row: Tom Dooley, Austin Atz, Nathan Endrizzi, Josh Breault, Neal Dooley, Isaiah Bruhjell, Luke Bouchart, Max Sandin, Paul Bruhjell, Brian Van Kleek.
Not pictured: Roman Fabiano, Tony Sobania. (submitted photo)
The Roseville Rockies baseball team recently wrapped up its season by winning the Junior League tournament. The Junior League consists of teams made up of eighth and ninth graders from Little Canada, Mahtomedi, Maplewood, North St.
North St. Paul Cavalry’s Tony Bobrowski (18) scores the go ahead run on an in the park homerun in the sixth inning 3-2 win against Rosetown July 8. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
'Crazy' play helps seal win
With starter Gus Varland on the mound and reliever Nate Rubbelke coming on in the sixth, the 39ers put together a solid pitching performance and improved their District IV standings to 6-3 and to 15-11 overall with a 4-0 whitewash of the Rosetown Rockets Tuesday, July 7.
"Actually it was a good pitching performance by both teams," said Rosetown head coach Jeremy Nelson. "There were some 'crazy' plays, but overall it was a good game.
He added that even though the 39ers "out-hit us and out-pitched us, it was a good pitching duel."