Eden Prairie scored two runs in each of its last three innings and Tyler Ruemmele pitched seven strong innings Saturday in a 10-2 victory Saturday over Waipahu (Hawaii) in a losers' bracket game at the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.
The victory keeps Eden Prairie alive in the double-elimination tournament. Eden Prairie next plays Sunday afternoon vs. the loser of Saturday's matchup between Tupelo (Miss.) and Gaffney (S.C.).
Ruemmele struck out six and gave up one earned run and five hits in picking up the victory for Eden Prairie (39-8), which also got home runs from Tyler Peterson and Lance Thonvold.
Danny Blasy and David Belusky each chipped in three hits and an RBI.
On Friday, Midland, Mich., routed Eden Prairie 14-3 in eight innings in the opening game of the World Series.Granderson at clinic
New York Yankees All-Star Curtis Granderson, a former Northwoods League player, will be the guest speaker at a free baseball clinic for high school varsity players offered Aug. 19 by the Northwoods League Foundation.
The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to noon at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis, and coaching will be by high school coaches and current and former Northwoods League players and coaches.
Players must register in person at Baseball 365, 9872 Lyndale Av. in Bloomington. Registration will continue until the event is full. For more information call 952-881-2255 or go to www.baseball365online.com.Stars lose to Tampa
Pascal Millien broke a scoreless tie with a goal shortly before halftime, and an own goal in the 65th minute helped FC Tampa Bay score a 2-0 victory over the NSC Minnesota Stars in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Stars, who had only three shots on goal in a loss last week to Fort Lauderdale, had six in the first half. The best chance came when Tampa goalie Jeff Attinella stopped Lucas Rodriguez on a fingertip save at the near post.
The Stars (7-6-7) lost back-to-back matches for the first time all season.Stakes races spice Canterbury card
Black Tie Benny led from star to finish and won the Minnesota Derby on Saturday at Canterbury Park.
The Minnesota Derby was one of two $60,000 stakes races for Minnesota-bred horses on the program.
In the Minnesota Oaks, 3-year-old filly Bert'slittlesister held off a late charge by prohibitive betting favorite Polar Plunge and won by a head.
Black Tie Benny, ridden by Martin Escobar and trained by Bernell Rhone, finished the 1 mile, 70 yards in 1:424/5 seconds. It was Rhone's fourth Minnesota Derby victory.
Bert'slittlesister, ridden by Dean Butler and trained by Tony Rengstorf, finished 1 mile, 70 yards in 1:451/5.Dungey takes second
Ryan Dungey of Belle Plaine, Minn., finished second in both 450 Class motos of the AMA Pro Motocross Unadilla National in New Berlin, N.Y.
Dungey also stands second in the season standings.
Ryan Villopoto won both motos and holds the lead in the standings.
"I fought it a bit today," Dungey said.
"I didn't get the start I needed in either moto."