Metro Minny wrap-up, June 11-17

What follows is a June 11-17 weekly wrap-up for local Metro Minny town ball teams.

Anoka Bucs 

Redbird Adam Wedwick tries to complete the doubleplay as the Twin Ports North Stars defeat the Coon Rapids Redbirds 4-3 in the Isanti Redbird Baseball Classic tournament June 16. The Redbirds would go on to win the tournament with a 6-5 win over Isanti in the championship game. Photo by Bill Jones

Redbird Adam Wedwick tries to complete the doubleplay as the Twin Ports North Stars defeat the Coon Rapids Redbirds 4-3 in the Isanti Redbird Baseball Classic tournament June 16. The Redbirds would go on to win the tournament with a 6-5 win over Isanti in the championship game. Photo by Bill Jones

The Bucs used an eight-run eighth inning to beat the Big Lake Whitecaps, then went 1-2 in the Cambridge-Isanti tournament. Ryan Dehony had five RBIs in the win against Big Lake, including a three-run triple.

Blaine Fusion

The Fusion entered Bizarro-world last week, going 1-4 after a 18-0 start to the season. It began with two Metro Minny losses to East Bethel and Forest Lake, and ended with a disappointing 1-2 record in the Victoria Tournament. Even pitcher Shane Bushland came down to earth, giving up a three-run home run (and four runs overall) in Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Minnetonka Millers.

Coon Rapids Redbirds

The Redbirds stayed hot by going 4-0 last week, capped off by winning the Cambridge-Isanti Tournament. Coon Rapids beat Isanti 6-5 in the championship game with a walk off solo home run by Adam Wedwick. They started the week with a 17-7 win over Class A Minneapolis River Rats.

East Bethel Bandits

The Bandits played their best game of the season against Blaine to open the week with a 10-1 win. Erik Zentzis struck out 14 and gave up just two hits to earn a complete-game win. They finished the week 2-1, losing to the Hamel Hawks and beating the Rogers Royals.

St. Francis Saints

Luke Grow helped the Saints start off right against the Hamel Hawks by going 3-3 with two doubles and three RBIs. They spent the weekend in Red Wing for the Dewey Tauer Invitational, losing both games to finish 1-2.

Chris Walden is at chris@cheapseatsmn.com


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