Friday, July 10, 2015

Baseball all day long

The Elrosa Saints 5th-6th grade team.

The B-B-E Jaguars baseball association hosted nine-team tournaments in Brooten and also Belgrade today to help kick off the annual Bonanza Valley Days celebration. In the 5th-6th grade division, the Elrosa Saints and B-B-E Jaguars squared off in a thriller for the gold championship. The Saints came out on top by a 3-2 score in extra innings with a walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth.

The B-B-E Jaguars won the championship in the silver bracket of the 3rd/4th grade tournament by virtue of a 2-0 win over Minnewaska I in their final pool play game and then a 4-2 win over Minnewaska II in the finals.

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team beat Spring Hill 4-2 tonight to improve to 10-0 in the Stearns County League North division. Their next game is next Friday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Saints Field against second-place Meire Grove (6-4). In a related note: Elrosa's Little Dipper team is 8-0 in the Stearns County League and has clinched the top seed for the upcoming division playoffs. They beat New Munich 5-3 on Wednesday night for their eighth league win of the summer. Sitting in a tie for second place are Spring Hill and Farming. Elrosa's last game of the regular season in the Little Dipper division is on Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Spring Hill.

The Brooten Fire Department's chicken feed served over 700 people tonight!!! Wow!

It's been a crazy "day one" of Bonanza Valley Days. Thank you to everyone who made it to town to help kick things off the right way! I have a ton of video to upload tonight...and I am running out of hours to sleep before the Saturday activities get underway.

Here's video from Gig Noonan at the Pavilion:

**If you haven't seen the full BVD schedule yet, you can see it on the back page (page 12) of the July 9 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice, page three of the July 2 Bonanza Valley Voice....or by clicking here:

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