Oakdale’s Ricky Weingartner (26) gets out sliding back as the Rosetown outfielder covers first base. Oakdale won 6-0 in the American Legion sub-state 7 playoff tournament elimination game July 23. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tournament features tight games, pitching gems and blowouts
The American Legion State Sub-Section 7 playoffs began July 22 at Kuenkel Field in North St. Paul.
As Maplewood Green’s Charlie Hilger (11) slides in, North St. Paul second baseman Adam Hildebrandt (7) relays the throw to first for the double play to end the inning. The 39’ers won 4-0 at the Hil-Murray Field June 30. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Maplewood Green shortstop Joseph Swanson gets the throw after a stolen base. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Gus Varland gets 10 strikeouts in shutout
In back-to-back American Legion baseball games, good pitching and timely hits helped lift the North St. Paul 39ers over the 3M Post No. 599 Maplewood Green.
In the first game played at Hill-Murray High School Field Monday, June 30, the 39ers shutdown the Green 4-0.