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Farmington baserunner Spencer Merle is blocked off the plate by Coon Rapids' catcher during Sunday's game in the Gopher Classic in Bloomington. Post 189 lost four out of five games in the 84-team tournament.

Legion baseball: Tough competition quiets Post 189

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Farmington received a tough draw in its first appearance at the 84-team Gopher Classic.

Post 189 was assigned to Site 4, where they went up against Bloomington Gold, De Pere (Wis.), Calgary (Canada), Coon Rapids and Bemidji in a span of three days at Red Haddox Field in Bloomington. The team opened with a 12-0 rout of Bloomington Gold before dropping its next four games -- while scoring three total runs -- and bowing out of the country's largest Legion baseball tournament.


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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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