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Knights baseball season ends at the hands of Maple Grove
Thanks to its first-round victory and some rain, the Irondale High School baseball team got to play holiday baseball. Unfortunately for the Knights, their Memorial Day game was the last of the season.
Top-seeded Maple Grove ended Irondale's season with its 5-1 victory on Monday at Coon Rapids High School. With the win, the Crimson advance to the double-elimination portion of the Section 5AAA playoffs on Wednesday at Midway Stadium.
Irondale finishes the season with a record of 9-13.
The Knights, seeded eighth in Section 5AAA, upset ninth-seeded Centennial 3-0 in the first round on Friday and was supposed to take on Maple Grove on Saturday. Rain washed out all games on Saturday and pushed the games back to Memorial Day.
Section 5AAA baseball playoffs First round Game 1 - Irondale 3, Centennial 0 Game 2 - Champlin Park 3, Rogers 0 Game 3 - Blaine 5, Spring Lake Park 3 Game 4 - Osseo 3, Park Center 2
Second round, May 28 at Wintercrest Park, Coon Rapids Game 5 - Maple Grove 5, Irondale 1 Game 6 - Champlin Park vs. Totino-Grace Game 7 - Blaine vs. Robbinsdale Cooper Game 8 - Coon Rapids 7, Osseo 2
Third round, May 30 at Midway Stadium Game 9 - Game 7 winner vs. Coon Rapids, 5:30 p.m. Game 10 - Maple Grove vs. Game 6 winner, 8 p.m.
Fourth round, June 1 at Midway Stadium Game 11 - Game 9 loser vs. Game 10 loser, 5:30 p.m. Game 12 - Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.
Fifth round, June 4 at Midway Stadium, 6 p.m. Game 13 - Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 loser
Championship round, June 6 at Midway Stadium, 6 p.m. Game 14 - Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner