Maple Grove Legion Advances; Eliminates Hopkins at State Tournament
The Maple Grove American Legion baseball team advanced to the state tournament quarterfinals, routing Hopkins 16-4 in six innings Friday.
Hopkins led 3-1 after one inning but Maple Grove scored eight runs in the fourth inning and six more in the sixth inning to eliminate the top-ranked Flyers from the tournament.
Maple Grove (21-3) finished 3-0 in pool play and now advances to single-elimination bracket play where they face Edina in the quarterfinals Saturday morning at Alimagnet Park in Burnsville.
A quarterfinal and semifinal round win Saturday would guarantee a spot for Grove in the Central Plains Regional tournament next week in Rapid City, South Dakota.