Two more teams saw their state tournament runs end Sunday, while one game was postponed due to weather.
The Rosetown A’s used a huge ninth inning to come back and defeat the St. Paul Shamrocks 7-2 to stay unbeaten, while the game between Stockmen’s Irish and the Minnetonka Millers was moved to 7 p.m. Monday at Toni Stone Field at Dunning Sports Complex in St. Paul due to rain. In the loser’s bracket, the St. Louis Park Pirates started the day with a 5-2 win over the St. Paul Mudhens, while the St. Paul Capitals beat the Minneapolis Angels in extra innings 4-1.
The A’s were held scoreless through eight innings, while the Shamrocks got an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to take a 2-0 lead. Rosetown loaded the bases with no outs to start the ninth, pulling within 2-1, then tying, before rattling off five more runs for a total of seven in the frame. The A’s held the Shamrocks down in the bottom of the ninth for a 7-2 win.
Earlier in the day, the Pirates never trailed in a 5-2 win to eliminate the Mudhens. SLP led 2-0 in the middle of the fourth, and it was 4-0 after eight. The Pirates held on to win 5-2.
The Capitals had to battle through extra innings and a rain delay to defeat the Angels 4-1.
Weather forced a break in the middle of the fourth, and the game was scoreless after nine innings. A solo home run in the 12th put the Capitals up, and they finished the half-inning with a 4-0 lead. The Angels mustered one run before going down 4-1 to finish the tournament.
The Capitals face the Shamrocks in an elimination game at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at Red Haddox Field. The loser of the Irish-Millers game faces St. Louis Park at 1 p.m. that same day. The A’s and winner of the Irish-Millers game play at 7 p.m. Aug. 19.