Park Rapids, Sebeka eliminated from District 6 Legion tournament
Park Rapids and Sebeka were eliminated from the District 6 American Legion baseball tournament at Park Rapids. Park Rapids opened with a 5-1 loss to Sauk Centre and was eliminated with a 4-2 loss to Paynesville during Thursday's opening rounds. S...
Park Rapids and Sebeka were eliminated from the District 6 American Legion baseball tournament at Park Rapids.
Park Rapids opened with a 5-1 loss to Sauk Centre and was eliminated with a 4-2 loss to Paynesville during Thursday's opening rounds.
Sebeka opened with a 7-0 win over Paynesville as Al Pietila went the distance and went 4 for 4 at the plate before Sebeka was thrown into the losers' bracket with a 9-6 loss to Sauk Centre Thursday.
Sebeka was eliminated with a 4-2 loss to Walker Friday. Singles by Tom Tellers, Kyle Skoog and Charles Haataja and an error led to Sebeka's two runs in the sixth.
In Park Rapids' first game, a two-out single by Chase Brand and an RBI double by Jordan McCollum gave Post 212 a 1-0 lead before Sauk Centre rallied for the win. McCollum pitched the first four innings and took the loss while Jack Herman pitched the final two innings. Sauk Centre's Dylan Haskamp struck out 17 in a complete-game win.
Paynesville eliminated Park Rapids by holding on for a 4-2 win. Paynesville led 4-0 before Park Rapids scored a run in the sixth on Sam Eystad's double and Keith McDaniels' RBI single. Park Rapids added another run in the seventh when Damion Hanke and Austin Jerger were hit by pitches and Adam Thompson lined an RBI single. Brand walked to load the bases with one out, but Park Rapids couldn't score. Eystad went the distance for Park Rapids.
In Thursday's other first-round games, Pierz defeated Melrose 8-3 and Albany defeated Walker 10-6. Pierz defeated Albany 10-2 and Walker stayed alive with a 10-0 win in five innings over Melrose.
On Friday, Pierz defeated Sauk Centre 5-1, Paynesville eliminated Albany 5-4 and Paynesville eliminated Walker 11-4.
Sauk Centre eliminated Paynesville 15-7 before falling to Pierz 4-0 in Saturday's championship game.
Pierz advances to the state tournament, which begins Thursday at LeSueur-Henderson.