Tyler Hanson and Aaron Rozek combined on a nine-hit shutout for Burnsville, with Rozek taking over pitching duties midway through the eighth inning.
The Burnsville American Legion baseball team broke open a scoreless game with four runs in the seventh inning and went on to defeat Napoleon, Ohio, 4-0 in the opening game of the Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.
Tyler Hanson, who will play for the University of Minnesota, and Aaron Rozek combined on a nine-hit shutout for Burnsville, with Rozek taking over pitching duties midway through the eighth inning. Hanson was an all-state pitcher and infielder at Burnsville High School in the spring.
Rozek will play baseball for Minnesota State-Mankato.
After Burnsville loaded the bases in the seventh on a walk, single and fielder's choice, catcher Camden Traetow doubled to left field to score all three runners.
Eric Watters drove in the other run with a single.
You can see statistics from the game here.
Burnsville will play at 4 p.m. Saturday against the winner of Friday afternoon's game between teams from Hawaii and New Jersey, with its third game in the double-elimination tournament scheduled for Sunday, with the time depending on the outcome of Saturday's game.
The full tournament schedule is here, but all times listed are Eastern time.
|Houston - LP: D. Keuchel||0||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy||3|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||1||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes||4|
|Detroit - LP: D. Price||0||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb||1|
|Arizona - LP: O. Perez||0||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: R. Soriano||1|
|San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada||2|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||8||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: D. Holmberg||0|
|LA Angels - WP: M. Shoemaker||2||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa||0|
|San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner||5||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood||3|
|San Diego - LP: T. Ross||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||2|
|Carolina||8/22/14 6:30 PM|
|NY Giants||8/22/14 6:30 PM|
|Jacksonville||8/22/14 6:30 PM|
|Oakland||8/22/14 7:00 PM|
|Chicago||8/22/14 9:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay||8/23/14 3:30 PM|
|Tennessee||8/23/14 6:00 PM|
|Dallas||8/23/14 6:00 PM|
|Washington||8/23/14 6:30 PM|
|New Orleans||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|Minnesota||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|St. Louis||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|Houston||8/23/14 8:00 PM|
|San Diego||8/24/14 3:00 PM|
|Cincinnati||8/24/14 7:00 PM|
|(21) Texas A&M||8/28/14 5:00 PM|
|(9) So Carolina|
|Wake Forest||8/28/14 6:00 PM|
|Boise State||8/28/14 7:00 PM|
|(18) Ole Miss|
|Tulane||8/28/14 7:00 PM|
|Temple||8/28/14 8:15 PM|
|Rutgers||8/28/14 9:00 PM|
|Weber State||8/28/14 9:30 PM|
|(19) Arizona State|
|Montreal||8/22/14 7:30 PM|
|Toronto||8/23/14 3:00 PM|
|Calgary||8/24/14 2:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/24/14 6:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/29/14 6:30 PM|
|Winnipeg||8/31/14 2:00 PM|
|Toronto||9/1/14 12:00 PM|
|Edmonton||9/1/14 3:30 PM|