Minneota's Junior American Legion Vultures, like the menancing birds that fly over K. P. Kompelien Park, nearly devoured its prey on Tuesday — but fell just a couple runs short.
The Minneota Mudhens have scheduled a 7:30 p.m. game in Marshall Wednesday, July 26.
The goal wasn’t so much to win the game easily, as it was to escape the semifinals with an intact pitching staff for Tuesday’s possibly two-game showdown with Madison.
Maybe it was the “lackluster” showing Minneota made in a 32-0 loss on Tuesday, but BOLD probably wasn’t prepared for Minneota to put a big fight in the “Best-of-Three” series.
Like a puff of smoke, the sweet smell of success faded in the warm evening sun in Bird Island Tuesday night as the Minneota Legion ran into the BOLD Mudhens buzzsaw and were decimated, 32-0.
The Minneota Vultures Junior Legion lost their opener to Canby, 5-2, but bounced back with a six-inning, 12-2 win over Dawson and are still alive in the double elimination tournament.
The first six teams in the Land O’Ducks League are “automatically seeded” into the playoffs.
The following American Legion teams won their sub-district tournaments:
•Northeast - New London-Spicer
•Northwest - Glenwood/Lowry
•Southeast - BOLD