The Sub-State 7 American Legion Baseball playoffs were played at Kuenkel Field in North St. Paul, July 21-25, and once the last out was recorded, the North St. Paul 39ers were on top and headed to the state tournament.
Three area men's amateur baseball teams began the week with state-tournament aspirations. Diamond Cutters, Tri-City Shark and the St. Anthony Hogs all play in the Skyline League and are trying to reach the Class A state tournament.
While the summer American Legion baseball season might not get as much attention as the spring high school season, the Legion season tends to be much more of a grind, with more games compressed into a shorter amount of time.
As the seventh seed in the Sub-State 7 playoffs, the Rosetown Rockets American Legion baseball team faced an uphill climb in its quest to reach the state tournament. Rosetown lasted until the third round before being eliminated.
Front row, from left: David Endrizzi, Lukas Klarqvist, Caleb Schultz, Conner Rhoades, Ryan Sobania, Matt Van Kleek, Blake Nixon, Terry Atz.
Back row: Tom Dooley, Austin Atz, Nathan Endrizzi, Josh Breault, Neal Dooley, Isaiah Bruhjell, Luke Bouchart, Max Sandin, Paul Bruhjell, Brian Van Kleek.
Not pictured: Roman Fabiano, Tony Sobania. (submitted photo)
The Roseville Rockies baseball team recently wrapped up its season by winning the Junior League tournament. The Junior League consists of teams made up of eighth and ninth graders from Little Canada, Mahtomedi, Maplewood, North St.