The high school baseball post-season began late last week with the teams from Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy trying to reach the double-elimination portion of their respective section tournaments.
Lauzon hurls 7-inning, 2-hit shutout
Before a standing-room-only crowd at Kuenkel Field, the North High Polars battled with baseball powerhouse Mahtomedi on Wednesday, May 13.
The game had special significance because of the Metro East Conference standings. Heading into the game North was 12-2 in the MEC, while Mahtomedi had a mark of 13-1.
Both teams had one MEC game remaining on their schedules.
Hill-Murray senior Jimmy Quirk (13) gets caught between the bases after an out at home. The Pioneers lost to Mahtomedi 13-5 at home May 6. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Hill-Murray's fielding errors, stranded runners contribute to loss
The St. Thomas Academy baseball team pounded out nine hits and took advantage of five Hill-Murray errors and two hit batters, for a shutout win, 6-0, on Monday, May 14.
The Metro East Conference game took place at Hill-Murray in Maplewood on a perfect afternoon for a baseball game.
In the final three years of the North Suburban Conference, the Irondale High School fastpitch softball team was a perennial contender for the league championship. The Knights won it twice and was second once in that stretch.