Saturday, July 07, 2007

B-B-E Legion Baseball Team is 4-1... Up next, Thursday July 12 against Sauk Centre in Elrosa

The B-B-E Legion Post 228 team is 4-1 so far this season, winning their most recent outing in a home game against St.Joseph Post 328 last week. The final score was 10-9 in regular innings. Their home games are played at Saints Field in Elrosa.

The next home game for the Bombers is a much-anticipated matchup with neighboring rival Sauk Centre, on Thursday, July 12, at 6:00. They also travel to Upsala-Swanville on Monday night, with the game held in Swanville.

The Legion team is made up of mostly 10th-12th graders from the previous school year, basically the 2007 Jaguars varsity baseball team. They are coached by Matt Middendorf and Matt Bauer, two key members of the Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team.

In local amateur baseball action, the Elrosa Saints town team beat Greenwald 11-4 last night (Friday) to finish 9-4 in the Stearns County League North, good for a first-place tie with Spring Hill. Up next for the Saints is an exhibition game on Wednesday night at St.Cloud's Joe Faber Field at 7:30, against St.Cloud Orthopedic Ice (11-11 overall). They then shift their focus to a home game to open the north division playoffs, on Sunday, July 15 at 1:30. New Munich (7-6 Stearns County North) will be the opponent.

The division playoffs is a best-of-three series. The higher seed hosts the first game, followed by a trip to their opponent's home field on July 22. A potential third game would be played at a neutral site the following Monday (July 23). The top two teams in the north and south halves of the Stearns County League advance to 'seeding' games for the Region 15C tournament, which will be held in Lake Henry this year in the first two weekends of August.

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