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.
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.
The St. Anthony Hogs took part in the Town Ball Classic at Target Field. In front, seated, are Ryan Ferkinhoff, Sam Melchoir, Aidan Kelly, Andrew Johnson, Andy Sammon and Zach Siggelkow. Behind them are Noah Bluth, Nicho Roessler, Shay Torgerson, Mikey Fisher, Stephen Couillard, Mike Payne and Talbot Kraus. And, behind them, Mike Studer, John Grindeland, Jeff Ostrom, Mike Hankner, Steve Wehr, Ryan Bernardy, Chad Schnettler, Jordan Wiggins, Mike Dunn and Tom Mack. (submitted photo)
For the third time in three years, a baseball team from the Bulletin area picked up a victory at Target Field. The St.