La Crescent, Chatfield, and Dover-Eyota all get wins in Legion quarterfinals

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(ABC 6 News) — The Minnesota prep baseball season has been finished for almost a month, but many players still compete at a high level. American Legion baseball allows departing seniors to get one final go-round and returning players to continue building and honing their craft.

Saturday’s quarterfinal southeast sub-state matches mirrored much of what went on during the high school season, as it was a lot of action and intensity.

  • La Crescent marched into Hayfield and got a decisive victory over the Class A state runner-up 7-2.
  • Top-seeded Chatfield blew a 7-1 lead against Zumbrota in the top of the 7th inning, but Luke Carrier’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 7th gave them the 8-7 victory.
  • Dover-Eyota upset the other top-seed, Pine Island, 6-5.

La Crescent will face Chatfield in the next round on Tuesday, while Dover-Eyota will face Caledonia.

As for the losing teams, they will get one more chance as part of the double-elimination format. Hayfield will host Zumbrota, while Pine Island will host Adams.