Legion Softball Sunday: La Crescent finishes game with Eyota, falls to Caledonia

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(ABC 6 News) — La Crescent looked to run the gauntlet in St. Charles to make it to the American Legion baseball state tournament.

After rain suspended their Saturday game against Eyota which they led 4-0, they resumed things Sunday afternoon. The rest turned out to not be much of a factor, as La Crescent exploded for 6 more runs and went on to beat Eyota 10-1.

La Crescent carried that momentum into their matchup against Caledonia in the elimination bracket finals. They jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and stifled several attempts from Caledonia to take the lead. Unfortunately, the game would go into extra innings, and in the eighth, Caledonia’s Thane Mieners hit a walk-off three-run homer to give them the 5-4 win.

Caledonia’s victory would be short-lived, as later in the day they later lost to Chatfield 5-4 in the sub-state championship. Chatfield is scheduled to play the opening game of the eight-team legion baseball state tournament on Friday at 9:30 am against Kerkhoven.