Eden Prairie Continues to Roll
Eden Prairie stayed undefeated in the Legion World Series on Monday night with a 6-2 victory over Roseburg, Oregon. The loss eliminated Roseburg. Both losses for the Docs in the tournament came at the hands of Eden Prairie. Eden Prairie needs just one win on Tuesday to clinch Legion Baseball's ultimate prize. They'll have two chances to do so against Midwest City, Oklahoma, which eliminated Las Vegas earlier on Monday. Midwest City will need to beat Eden Prairie twice on Tuesday to snatch away the crown.
Grant Soderberg went 8 2/3 innings to get the win for Eden Prairie. Soderberg gave up twelve hits, but was able to dodge bullets for much of the game, giving up only single runs in the second and seventh. Lance Thonvold earned the save by getting the final out of the game. Austin Marsh gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work to get the loss. Catcher and cleanup hitter Matt Halloran led Eden Prairie offensively by going 4 for 5, driving in three runs, and scoring another. Vince Ampi went 3 for 4 with an RBI and run scored for Roseburg.
The Docs finish their season at 35-15 and with a third place World Series finish. Eden Prairie moves to 39-7 and will have two shots at the title on Tuesday. The first game between Eden Prairie and Midwest City will begin at 7pm Eastern Time, with a second game to follow, if necessary.