St. Louis Park's baseball team hung on during a tense seventh inning Monday afternoon to defeat Breck 2-0 in Golden Valley. Orioles pitcher John Gallice threw a complete-game nine hitter for the win.
The Orioles were clinging to a one-run lead when the Mustangs loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh on a bad-hop error, single and walk.
St. Louis Park head coach Aaron McEachran brought the infield in, and Breck's next batter hit a liner to shortstop Derrick Keller, who fielded it cleanly and started a slick 6-2-3 double play. The last batter was retired on a harmless putout, and the Orioles survived.
Last Thursday, St. Louis Park opened its season with a 6-3 win at St. Francis. The Orioles scored four runs in the fourth inning on a series of hits by Scott Foltz, Keller, Bobby Otto and Jacolbi Courington.
St. Louis Park plays another North Suburban Conference game Tuesday at Totino-Grace, and plays its first home game Thursday at against Chisago Lakes.