MOORHEAD — The Legion baseball season is coming to a fever pitch, and the Moorhead Blues are looking to make a deep postseason run.
The Blues are the No. 1 seed heading into the 2019 Sub-State 14 tournament, and finished the regular season 26-10.
One of their strengths is their team chemistry, with all but one returning from the 2018 season.
"We have experience from last year, and we've all been through the postseason before," said shortstop Thomas Horan. "We know what to expect this time."
They fell in the 2018 sub-state championship to Alexandria 12-5 and 7-5.
This postseason they're determined to do one better, and head to the state tournament.
Noah Pilon and Chrisanto D'Agostino have been crucial on the mound, both going 5-1.
"Both of us, just throw strikes and sometimes let them hit it because we know we have great defense behind us," said Pilon.
D'Agostino boasts a .694 ERA, and has become a big bat too.
He's been powerlifting with the Olympic weightlifting team in the offseason, and has seen improvement on the diamond from it.
"This year, it's really come alive at the bat, just being able to get through it, and the ball is just flying," said D'Agostino.
But the Blues have a secret weapon in their ranks.
His official title may be "bat boy" but Tate Bergeson, head coach Bryant Bergeson's son, has a big presence on the squad.
"Sometimes if we're down, he just starts yelling, and it makes us want to get going too," said Horan.
"He really get's the energy going," said Pilon.
"He brings up our team spirit by just having him around," said D'Agostino.
The Blues will play against the winner of the game between Perham and Alexandria at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, in Detroit Lakes.