Maple Grove Beats Champlin Park in Baseball Thriller
The Maple Grove baseball team had the last rally in a wild 8-7 win over Champlin Park Thursday.
After each team scored a run in the first inning, Maple Grove took advantage of some shaky Rebels defense to build a lead.
The Crimson scored two runs in the fourth, then really took command with three more in the fifth inning.
Maple Grove pulled starting pitcher Jerry Gooley after five innings, and Champlin Park roared back.
The Rebels scored six times in the bottom of the sixth inning, with pitcher Max Loven’s three-run homer giving them the lead 7-6.
Maple Grove answered with a two-run double by Hayden Thomsen in the top of the seventh to re-take the lead 8-7.
Gooley re-entered as the pitcher and stranded a runner at third base in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win.