Park baseball: Back against the wall after Wolfpack falls to EaganThe Park baseball team’s season was put on life support Saturday, May 23 after the Wolfpack lost 8-0 to Eagan in the Section 3AAA playoffs.
By: Patrick Johnson, staff writer, South Washington County Bulletin
The Park baseball team’s season was put on life support Saturday, May 23 after the Wolfpack lost 8-0 to Eagan in the Section 3AAA playoffs.
In the Section 3AAA, sub-section 1 pool play, No. 4 seed Park (14-8) defeated No. 12 seed Simley 13-4 on Friday, May 22, but then fell to the fifth-seeded Wildcats — who also beat Simley — on Saturday, setting up another showdown with Eagan on Tuesday, May 26.
In the double-elimination tourney, Park must beat Eagan (13-9) twice on Tuesday in order to qualify for the Section 3AAA Final Four, which begins Friday, May 29 at Alimagnet Park. However, one loss to Eagan on Tuesday would end the Wolfpack’s season.
In Saturday's loss to Eagan, the Wildcats’ Ryan Sward broke a scoreless tie with a one-out grand slam in the fourth inning, putting Eagan ahead 4-0 — which was more than enough runs for pitcher Louie LaChapelle, who went six innings and gave up five hits in the shutout of Park.