Play ball!The Woodbury Legion Blue baseball team won its first three games before dropping its initial matchup of the summer in Cottage Grove on Wednesday, June 10.
By: Tom Carothers, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury Legion Blue baseball team won its first three games before dropping its initial matchup of the summer in Cottage Grove on Wednesday, June 10.
In a game chock-full of twists and turns — most concerning several questionable calls from the two-man umpiring team charged with regulating the affair — Blue fell to 3-1 with a 4-3 loss to the green-and-yellow clad St. Paul Park club at Park High School.
Despite out-hitting their hosts by a wide margin and placing several runners in scoring position with less than two outs, Woodbury could not overcome the Park-based club that took advantage of some miscues — committed by both the umps and Blue players — to steal away a one-run victory.
Mike Rommes drove in all three Woodbury runs, with Mike Harman scoring twice and Andrew Herbert coming home once. Starting pitcher Rich Klein took the loss.
The setback followed a 3-2 Woodbury win at Inver Grove Heights the day previous.
Cole Volkers went 6 1/3 innings for the victory, with Nick Ender striking out the final two batters for the save.
Harman went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, with Brendan O’Connor hitting an RBI double and Ender also driving in a run.
Woodbury played South St. Paul on Monday, June 15, after the Bulletin went to press.