Sunday, July 29, 2007

Elrosa Saints Win Stearns County North playoff title, boosted by Olmscheid's Grand Slam in Eighth Inning

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team won the Stearns County North playoff title with a 7-1 win over Spring Hill on the Charger's diamond today. In the top of the eighth inning, Jonathan Olmscheid's two-out grand slam shot into the trees behind the
center field fence broke a 1-1 stalemate and lifted the Saints to victory.

The Saints will now have first dibs at calling for drafts from the three Stearns County North teams who did not make the region tournament.

The Saints next play the Stearns County South runner-up, Lake Henry, in the opening round of the Region 15C tournament. The game will be played on Saturday (August 4) at 1:00pm. Lake Henry is the host of the 2007 Region 15C tournament. The Lakers were blanked at St.Martin by a 9-0 score today, as the Martins won the Stearns County South playoff title.

Around the area in playoff action:
New London-Spicer won the Cornbelt League North playoff title with a 10-3 win over Starbuck on Sunday afternoon at the Green Lake Diamonds. The Twins (14-6) and the Stars (10-14) both advance to the Region 15C Tournament. The loss capped a three-game weekend for Starbuck, which beat Regal 4-3 Saturday and Norway Lake-Sunburg 5-1 earlier Sunday.

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