Elrosa advances in amateur baseball playoffs

Saints to host division championship on July 31

The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team earned a spot in the Region 15C tournament with a 2-0 win today (July 30) over New Munich. The Silverstreaks had defeated Elrosa twice in the regular season series, winning 4-2 on May 15 in New Munich and then by a 2-0 score last Sunday (July 24) in Elrosa. Defensive errors by the Saints contributed to both losses, something they knew they had to clean up in order to punch a ticket to regions.

In the first meeting, Austin Imdieke and Austen Hadley pitched for Elrosa. In last Sunday's meeting, Ethan Vogt started and Hadley closed. Today Ethan Vogt pitched a complete game (seven strikeouts, six hits) for the Navy and Orange at New Munich and had a solo home run to boot! New Munich's Ty Reller was also terrific on the mound, giving up just three hits to go with nine strikeouts in a complete-game effort.

Elrosa scored first in the second inning when Cody Eichers made home on an error. Ethan Vogt's home run came in the seventh inning.

**Spread the word Saints fans! Elrosa hosts the Stearns County League North division championship game at 12 p.m. noon on Sunday, July 31. They will play No. 4-seeded Meire Grove, who upset the No. 1-seeded Spring Hill Chargers by an 8-7 score in today's other division opener.

Here is the report from the SCL-South playoffs:

St. Martin beat Richmond 3-2, while Farming handed Lake Henry a 4-1 loss. In Sunday's games, St. Martin plays at Farming in the division championship at noon. Lake Henry plays at Richmond with a 2:30 p.m. start time in an elimination game.


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