Anoka christened Castle Field with a Legion Post 102 alumni game July 3.
The game featured the current 18-man roster along with 32 former players for a maroon versus white exhibition game. Maroon took the win 9-6 as many memories were made at the brand-new baseball complex.
The regular season of the American Legion baseball is quickly coming to a close as several teams prepare for the Gopher Classic ahead of the sub-state and state tournaments at the end of the month.
Coon Rapids Redbirds won back-to-back games to improve to 12-8 overall (6-3 in the league) this season after a 5-4 win against Metro Minny League-rival Blaine Fusion June 28 and an 8-6 non-league win against Victoria Vics, the defending Class B state champions June 30.
To predict Jake Matthys would impact the Kansas State University baseball program this spring would be nearly impossible, kind of like predicting ice out on area lakes this spring.
Riding the emotional high from a no-hitter in the Class AAA state opener, Coon Rapids (18-5) fell flat the next day dropping two games on the same Midway Stadium field to end what’s been a remarkable 2013 season.
Top-seed Coon Rapids held true to form as pitcher Logan Shore no-hit Wayzata in a 2-0 win at Midway Stadium in the first of four Class AAA quarterfinals June 13.