Lower-seeded teams pulling off upsets was a big story in the Sub-State 7 American Legion baseball tournament and Oakdale led the charge. The Mavericks were seeded ninth and four times beat a higher-seeded opponent.
The road to the Minnesota American Legion state baseball tournament began July 19. The North St. Paul 39ers must overcome seven other teams in a double-elimination tournament to clinch one of the 16 state berths.
Tuesday has been a bit of a tough day to get sporting events in this summer. For the second time this season, a slate of Fourth District American Legion baseball games were wiped out when storms blew through the metro area on July 5.
Although the calendar just turned over to July, the American Legion baseball season is rapidly coming to a conclusion. The North St. Paul 39ers have only five Fourth District games remaining and it appears that all of them will be crucial.