Legion baseball: Moorhead Blues down Rosemount in Gopher Classic
The Blues improved to 2-1 after two days of pool play Saturday and they and Fargo Post 2, Fargo Post 400 and the West Fargo Patriots wrap up pool action on Sunday.
The Moorhead Blues ran out to a big lead and held on down the stretch to defeat Rosemount 11-7 on Saturday in the second day of pool play in the Gopher Classic Legion baseball tournament.
The Blues led 5-0 after two innings and 10-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth. Rosemount rallied in the sixth and seventh but the Blues turned a double play to end the game.
In the secnd inning, Justin Stalboerger singled in a run, Carter Heinsch singled in two, and two other runs scored on wild pitches.
Zach Taft doubled in a run in the third to make it 6-2 and Wyatt Tweet's bases-clearing triple in the fifth put the Blues up 9-3.
Heinsch tripled and scored on Aaron Reierson's sacrifice fly in the sixth and Jacob Hendrickson doubled in a run in the seventh for an 11-5 lead.
The Blues, who are ranked No. 10 in the current Minnesota Legion top 20, are 2-1 after two days of pool play and they are 19-9 overall.
In other Gopher Classic games, Fargo Post 2 defeated Lino Lakes (Minn.) 8-0 in Post 2's first game Saturday, but they fell 6-5 to Millard West (Neb.) in the second game.
Fargo Post 400 dropped two games Saturday, falling to Forest Lake (Minn.) 13-8 and Yankton (S.D.) 8-2. West Fargo won its only game Saturday, defeating Coon Rapids (Minn.) 10-2.
Pool play wraps up Sunday, with Post 2 playing St. Louis Park (Minn.) at 11:30 a.m. and Anoka (Minn.) at 5 p.m.
Moorhead plays Sioux Falls East (S.D) at 9 a.m. and Wausau (Wis.) at 11:30 a.m.
Post 400 plays Mankato National (Minn.) at 4:30 p.m.
West Fargo plays two morning games, starting against Mitchell (S.D.) at 9 a.m. The Patriots then play Creighton Prep 1 (Neb.) at 11:30 a.m.