Grand Rapids American Legion baseball with 2 wins at the sub-state 10 tourney in Hibbing on Wednesday. 7-2 over Hermantown and 14-2 in 7 innings over Hibbing. Gunnar Harris the WP in game 1 and Nick Johnson in game 2. Mike Hietkamp 6-8 with 3 doubles in the two games. Kenn Hasbargen a 3 run HR. Grand Rapids will play West Duluth Thursday evening at 7:00 pm in Hibbing in a winner’s bracket game.
Eighth District Division II American Legion playoffs starting Tuesday. Esko over Deer River 8-7 and International Falls defeating Taconite 6-3. Winner’s bracket games on Friday – Ely vs Moose Lake and International Falls vs Esko. Elimination games – Taconite vs Deer River and Two Harbors vs Brookston.
American Legion Sub-state 10 playoffs start on Wednesday. Grand Rapids the #1 seed and play #8 Hermantown at 1 pm in Hibbing. Other Sub-state 10 games Cloquet vs West Duluth and Virginia vs Proctor in Nashwauk. Hibbing vs Duluth Lakeview in Hibbing.
VFW District 8 Tournament in Duluth starting Friday. Grand Rapids the #1 team from the North taking on Cloquet at 10:30. West Duluth vs Deer River at 1 pm. All games at Wade Stadium in Duluth.
Grand Rapids American Legion Baseball a win over Virginia on Tuesday.
Grand Rapids 14
Virginia 3 (5 innings)
WP- Tanner Shepard 1 scoreless inning pitched.
Tanner Shepard 3-3, 1 RBI, 4 runs
Nick Johnson 3-4, 2 rbi
Noah Johnson 2-2
Grand Rapids scored: 7 in 1st, 1 in 2nd, 2 in 4th, 4 in 5th
Virginia scored 1 in 3rd and 2 in 5th.
Grand Rapids is now 16-2 on the season and will play Deer River Wednesday night at 7:30 in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids American Legion team hosting the West Duluth Cubs on Monday evening in Grand Rapids.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Duluth Cubs 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
Grand Rapids 0 0 0 0 1 2 X 3 7 3
WP- Noah Johnson 2 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 4K
John Baker threw the first 3 but couldn’t get an out in the 4th. In the 4th he allowed 1 run on 2 hits, a walk and a HBP that drove in West Duluth’s only run in the 4th.
Nick Johnson relieved him and got out of the bases loaded nobody out jam without allowing any more damage.
Brooks Bachmann threw a scoreless 5th.
GR tied it in the bottom of the 5th when Nick Johnson singled with one out. Moved to 2nd on a passed ball. Went to 3rd on a fly out to right. And scored on a clutch single by Brooks Bachmann.
Noah Johnson pitched the 6th & 7th for the win.
GR scored twice in the bottom of the 6th to secure the victory.
Ryan Barrett scored the winning run, running for Tanner Shepard, who had singled. Barrett scored on a sac fly by John Baker. Kenn Hasbargen scored the insurance run on a single by Nick Johnson.
GR now 11-2 and plays In Proctor Tuesday night.
The Wild Road Tour came to Grand Rapids on Wednesday. Great fan turnout and a lot of fun. Jordan Leopold (aka Uncle Leo), Matt Dumba, and Wes Walz were here representing the Wild. They stopped in at the KOZY studio for a short time and I had a great time chatting with them. Here is the interview and a few pictures.
Wild Road Tour with Wes Walz, Matt Dumba, and Jordan Leopold coming to Grand Rapids this afternoon. 3-4 pm at the IRA Civic Center.
Wes Walz talking about the Road Tour in an interview with KOZY.
The Deer River Warriors losing 2 games at the Single A State Tournament in Jordan and Chaska. 6-1 to New Ulm Cathedral and 9-2 to Kimball Area. Here are re-caps and highlights of the two games.
Game 1 Wrap-up
Game 2 Wrap-up
Rain has washed out Thursday’s games in the baseball state tournament. First round games are now on Friday, 2nd and 3rd rounds on Saturday, with championship games scheduled for Monday at Target Field. Game 1 for Deer River is now Friday at 5:30 vs New Ulm Cathedral in Jordan.
The Deer River Warriors – Section 7A champions for 2015 are on their way to the state tournament. The Warriros will open play against New Ulm Cathedral on Thursday at the Mini-Met in Jordan MN. Game time is scheduled for 5:30, you can hear all the action live on 96.9 KMFY.
On Tuesday evening there was a send-off BBQ and program at Deer River High School.
State Meet golf starts today at three different locations across the state. Single A plays at Pebble Creek in Becker. Jacob Stark and Ben Eby from Deer River – Cole Martin and Tate Olson from NorthWoods will be competing from Section 7.
Double A plays at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. GNK boys’ team, 7AA champions will be there.
Class AA Boys Highlights
The Blake School of Minneapolis (Section 4) is the highest returning qualifier. The Bears placed third in 2014 and return three golfers from last year’s team. Mankato East (Section 2), which placed fourth last year, is the only other returning team.
Rounding out this year’s field are: Triton of Dodge Center (Section 1); Worthington (Section 3); Holy Family Catholic of Victoria (Section 5); St. Cloud Cathedral (Section 6); Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin (Section 7); and Crookston (Section 8).
Two of last year’s three co-champions return in search of more gold: junior Andrew Israelson of Staples-Motley and junior Carter Haley of Mankato East.
Four additional Top 10 finishers are back: Triton junior Jaden Thiemann, fourth; Fergus Falls senior Chris Swenson, tied for fifth; Triton senior Zach Otto, tied for seventh; and Albany junior David Schneider, tied for 10th.
Triple A will be at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids, Grand Rapids boys’ team, 7AAA champions will be there.
Class AAA Boys Highlights
The defending champions from Edina (Section 2) return in search of more gold. The Hornets have five golfers with previous tournament experience.
Four other teams return from last year’s field: Wayzata (Section 6), runner-up; White Bear Lake Area (Section 4), fourth; St. Thomas Academy of Mendota Heights (Section 3), seventh; and Buffalo (Section 8), eighth.
The remaining qualified teams are: Lakeville South (Section 1); St. Michael-Albertville (Section 5); and Grand Rapids (Section […]