North High freshman Sophie Cave (16) slides in safely stealing second base in 3rd inning Section 4AAA playoff action. The Polars won 3-1 over Roseville at McKnight Fields May 21. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Local teams are in the running for Section 4AAA softball bragging rights, with play set for May 27 and 28 at McKnight Fields.
Despite 45-degree weather and brisk, northwesterly winds, the Hill-Murray Pioneers and South St. Paul Packers squared off for seven full innings in the Section 4 Class AAA softball playoffs Monday, May 18.
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.
The regular season in boys tennis ended without much fanfare this spring for the local teams, and the sectional playoffs are already underway.
Here’s a recap of Hill-Murray, North and Tartan’s performance in the Metro East Conference.
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.