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Centerfielder Jeff Patterson hustles out an infield hit as the Woodbury 35-and-over baseball team lost to the St. Paul Police in a non-league game last week. Staff Photo by Tom Carothers.

Warriors rolling in league play

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Woodbury Bulletin
Warriors rolling in league play
Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Not ones to let something like a non-league loss to a bunch of whippersnappers in badges get in their way, the Woodbury 35-and-over baseball team rebounded from their second defeat of the season to peel off two more victories in circuit play to improve to 13-0 in the North Star Classic League.

The Warriors, now 18-2 overall on the season, lost a sun-soaked 4-0 decision to a St. Paul Police team chock-full of younger players on the artificial/natural surface at the University of St. Thomas on Tuesday, July 6.

However, Woodbury rebounded from the shutout to defeat the Minnetonka Lakers and Loretto Sox by respective scores of 9-4 and 8-0 in a weekend set to stay atop the league standings.

The Warriors downed the Lakers, long a Woodbury rival, on Friday, July 9 on a solo home run by Dan Paulson and a bases-loaded double by Doug Berfeldt helped buoy starting pitcher Steve Schneider to the victory as the latter hurled a complete game for the win.

Jeff Patterson went 3-for-5 at Loretto on Sunday, July 11 to lead Woodbury's 14-hit attack that made a winner out of starting pitcher Kent Rogers, who also went the distance in the victory.

Rogers -- who lowered his earned run average to 0.6 in the win -- and his Warriors teammates are now scheduled to play several contests at their Bielenberg Sports Center home. However, a hosting of the Lakeville Lobos -- initially scheduled for Wednesday, July 14 -- has been postponed.