A loan agreement with the Coon Rapids American Little League to enable it to light two of its baseball fields at Sand Creek Park was unanimously approved by the Coon Rapids City Council Oct. 7.
For a season that began with the tragedy of losing close friend and teammate Dan Buehner, the Blaine Fusion couldn’t have hoped for a more successful 2014 campaign.
Behind 16 strikeouts over 7.1 innings by pitcher Matt Mossey, Blaine Fusion opened play in the Class B State Amateur Baseball Tournament with a 9-4 win over Duluth Xpress in Belle Plaine.
Among the field of 16 teams that make up the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, four call the Metro Minny League home, including the Blaine Fusion and Coon Rapids Redbirds.
This summer saw a couple of firsts for the Blaine Area Traveling Baseball Association and a number of its teams.
East Bethel won four times in 19 Metro Minny League games this summer and posted a 9-19 overall record, tying league-newcomer Ramsey Renegades for ninth place out of 12 teams.
Coon Rapids/Andover American Little League teams had a number of highlights this summer including the introduction of a 50-70 intermediate program for 13-year-olds.
That team not only won the district and state titles but represented Minnesota in the regional tournament in Michigan with a fourth-place finish out of 10 teams, July 19-24.