Coyotes top league's best
Cottage Grove proved it can play with anyone last Sunday.
Cottage Grove fell 5-4 in the opener. The Coyotes tied the game up at 2-2 in the second inning with a pair of runs and took a 4-3 lead in the top of the fourth after scoring two more, but the Cardinals tied the game in the bottom half of the frame before scoring the eventual game-winner in the fifth.
But Roger Morrison refused to allow Cottage Grove to be swept. Morrison allowed just two runs as the Coyotes won 3-2 to hand Eden Prairie (20-2) just its second loss of the season.Cottage Grove actually trailed 2-1 heading into the last frame, but scored twice in the home half to claim victory.The Coyotes collected eight hits in the winning effort.Cottage Grove starts playoff action Saturday with a contest against the Tigers at 1 p.m. at Van Cleve Park in Minneapolis. The Tigers swept a two-game set from the Coyotes in early July.