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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.

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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.

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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.

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