State Amateur Baseball Tournament; Avon Advances
Avon defeated Lamberton 8-1 in the Class C State Amateur Baseball tournament in St. Cloud Sunday to survive. Neil Manthe had 2 hits and 2 runs scored and Rick Hendrickson had 2 hits, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI for Avon. Avon will play Cannon Falls in the 3rd round of the Class C State tournament at 11am Saturday at Faber Field.
The Sartell Muskies were knocked out of the Class C state tournament by losing 6-4 to Waterville Sunday night. Jake Sweeter had a double and 3 RBIs and Tony Schmitz had 2 hits for the Muskies. Adam Wenker allowed 7 hits and 4 runs (0 earned) in 8 innings to take the loss for Sartell. He had 10 strikeouts.
The Cold Spring Springers were 2-0 in the Class B state tournament this weekend. The Springers downed Victoria 4-3 Saturday to advance to play Chaska in the winners bracket on Saturday (Sept 1) at 5pm at Putz Field.
The Sauk Rapids Cyclones were knocked out of the tournament after losing Friday night 2-1 to Chaska and 4-3 to Red Wing on Saturday.