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.
|Miami - LP: M. Dunn||1||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter||3|
|Arizona - WP: T. Cahill||7||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop||5|
|San Francisco - WP: J. Machi||12||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: C. Bettis||10|
|Texas - WP: M. Perez||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: S. Gray||0|
|Houston - LP: J. Fields||3||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: F. Rodney||5|
|Cincinnati||1||Top 5th Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Kansas City||2||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Baltimore||3||Top 5th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||2||Top 5th Inning|
|St. Louis||1||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Minnesota||2||Top 4th Inning|
|NY Yankees||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|San Diego||1||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Philadelphia - C. Hamels||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - Z. Greinke|
|Dallas||9||1st Qtr 5:15|
|Pittsburgh||3||2nd Prd 12:50|
|Anaheim||0||1st Prd 11:25|
|St. Louis||8:30 PM|
|Houston||0||1st Half 5:00|
|Red Bull New York||2|
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