Monday, July 18, 2011
The Railcats lost 11-1 to Andover on Saturday but bounced back with a win on Sunday.
The St. Louis Park American Legion baseball team had an eventful weekend in Edina. On Saturday, the Railcats lost to Andover 11-1 at Braemar Park in the opening game of the Edina Invitational Tournament (see photos above). On Sunday, St. Louis Park rebounded to nab a 10-4 victory over Bloomington Blue. The host Edina Hornets went 2-0 over the two days, but the tournament did not have a championship game because rain washed away Friday's scheduled match-ups. St. Louis Park will next take on Bloomington Blue again tonight. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Dakota Park. The American Legion postseason will then begin on Thursday.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Railcats scored five runs late, but it wasn't enough.
Edina had the bats going Tuesday night against St. Louis Park at Dakota Park. Scoring runs in almost all seven innings, they sailed past the Railcats, 12-5. Edina pitcher James Dean threw for all seven innings earning the win. St. Louis Park scored all of its runs in the final two innings, but it was too little too late, as Dean struck out the final batter to close out the game. Up next for the Railcats is a Wednesday road game against Eden Prairie. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The large baseball tournament continues with championship round play today.
Legion baseball teams from St. Louis Park and Benilde-St. Margaret's were both eliminated during pool play of the 2011 Gopher Classic. St. Louis Park finished 1-4, while BSM went 2-3. The tournament, which is the largest American Legion baseball tournament in the country with 66 teams, had 11 different groups during pool play. The winner of each—plus the top-five runners-up—advanced to Monday's championship round. The tournament semifinals and final will be Tuesday at Veterans Field in Minnetonka.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Railcats will begin pool play on Friday at Chanhassen High School.
The St. Louis Park American Legion baseball team will compete in the 2011 Jim Hanus Gopher Classic tournament beginning Friday. St. Louis Park will compete as one of six teams in host Chanhassen’s pool and will play all of its games Friday through Sunday at Chanhassen High School. Their fellow pool play teams are: Chanhassen, Burnsville, Anoka, Chippewa Falls, WI, and Rapid City, SD. St. Louis Park’s first game will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. against Burnsville. The Gopher Classic is the largest American Legion baseball tournament in the United States, according to the tournament’s official website. This season, the tournament expanded to 66 teams playing at 11 different sites. Last year, the tournament had 48 teams competing at eight …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
St. Louis Park fell to Hopkins on Wednesday, 4-3.
The St. Louis Park Railcats took the Hopkins American Legion squad to extra innings, but couldn't pull out a win on Wednesday evening at Dakota Park in St. Louis Park. St. Louis Park's Derrick Keller smacked a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score at 3-3. However, Hopkins came back in the top of the eighth inning with an unearned run and held on for a 4-3 win. Up next for the Railcats is a little patriotic baseball, as they'll be in the Delano Stars and Stripes Tournament starting Friday.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The St. Louis Park American Legion baseball team won 11-8 on Monday night.
The St. Louis Park Railcats American Legion baseball team improved to 2-1 on the season with an 11-8 defeat of West St. Paul at Dakota Park on Monday night. While the Railcats fell behind 1-0 to the visitors in the first inning, Christian Erickson scored for Park in the bottom of the second to knot the score at 1-1. The hosts then pushed West St. Paul to the brink of the 10-run rule with a nine-run fourth inning highlighted by Jack Bordewick's three-run home run as the Railcats took a 10-1 lead into the fifth inning. However, West St. Paul rallied for six runs in its next at-bat to pull to within 10-7. Both teams recorded a single run in their ensuing turns at the plate before the Railcats held on to record the three-run victory. Starting …