More than two dozen alumni of the Anoka Post 102 Legion baseball team converged on Castle Field for a friendly game ahead of Fourth of July fireworks July 3.
Now in the 10th season, the Coon Rapids Redbirds seem to have found the right combination of age and experience to make a run at its first state tournament entry since 2008.
The end of the high school baseball season isn’t marked solely by the state tournament, but rather select individuals that will represent their team in the 40th annual Play Ball! Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series at Chaska Athletic Park June 19-21.
PACT Charter School was moved from Section 4A to 5A this season and in doing so won its first section game in the school’s baseball program history 10-0 against Braham May 23.
For the third straight game fifth-seeded Anoka (15-8) was part of a one-run contest, including a 3-2 loss to Duluth East before a walk-off double by Jason Brumbaugh on Saturday for a 2-1 win over rival Andover set the table for Monday’s Section 7AAA elimination game.
Legacy Christian freshman Josh Peterson helped the No. 3 seeded Lions open the Section 5A tournament with an 8-0 win against No. 6 North Lakes Academy in Andover May 23. Peterson no-hit North Lakes, struck out 16 batters, walked one and hit one batter.