Osseo Legion Baseball Falls to Anoka in Sub-State Opener
The Osseo Post 172 American Legion baseball team lost 5-4 to Anoka in the first round of the Sub-State 11 tournament.
Anoka struck early with three runs in the top of the first to grab a 3-0 lead.
Rylee Kara’s RBI single pulled Osseo within 3-1 in the bottom of the second inning.
In the fifth, Matthew Kitzman’s towering flyball off the fence in rightfield scored two runs for Osseo to tie the score 3-3.
Next batter Davis Wick’s flyball to left was dropped for an error as Osseo grabbed the lead 4-3.
It didn’t last though, as Anoka answered with two in the top of the sixth to re-take the lead 5-4 and they held on for the win.
Osseo is facing Big Lake Thursday in loser’s bracket play.
Top seed Maple Grove beat Big Lake 3-2 in first round play; they meet Anoka in the winner’s bracket Friday at noon.
Wayzata lost 1-0 in eight innings to Elk River. They face Monticello Thursday night in loser’s bracket play.
The entire Sub-State 11 tournament is at Osseo’s Memorial Field.
In Sub-State 4 at Minnetonka, Hopkins blasted Bloomington Blue 10-0 in second round play to stay in the winner’s bracket.
They face Chaska Thursday afternoon.
Armstrong and Benilde both lost in loser’s bracket play and were eliminated.
In Sub-State 9, Brooklyn Park lost a slugfest 12-9 to St. Francis.
They play an elimination game against Blaine Thursday afternoon.