Early elimination for SLP at state

Spring Lake Park’s Legion baseball team made its first appearance in the state tournament over the weekend.

Starting pitcher Derek Sonmore works on a batter in Spring Lake Park’s 12-2 loss against Eastview. Photo by Mike Shaughnessy
Starting pitcher Derek Sonmore works on a batter in Spring Lake Park’s 12-2 loss against Eastview. Photo by Mike Shaughnessy

The tournament ran July 28-31 in St. Paul.

Spring Lake Park defeated St. Francis 11-5 to win the Sub-State 13 title, earning them a birth in the state tournament.

Spring Lake Park went 0-2, falling 18-3 to Mankato in the opening game of the tournament. That was followed by a 12-2 loss to Eastview.

The team’s roster included Samuel Fritz, Eric Carlson, Mickey Zeller, Brennan Nelson, Nathan Miller, Luke Busse, Nathaniel Howe, Victor Hernandez, Jaxon Fenn, Andrew Marthaler, Carson Clark, Jack Marthaler, Derek Sonmore, Jack McKusick, Cade McMahon, Samuel Knight, John Carlson and Dylan Kahlstorf.