Pulling through late, the Cambridge Legion squad defeated Coon Rapids 4-1 in the opening round of the District 10 baseball tourney hosted in Coon Rapids July 21. The victory sends the Post #290 boys against Eden Prairie in the 9:30 a.m. second round game on Friday, July 22.
Cole Bakke was a workhouse for Cambridge, limiting the Cardinals to 1 run over 8 innings while throwing 160 pitches. Bakke gave up 9 hits while striking out 7 which included working out of a one-out bases-loaded jam in the top of the eighth.
Reed Burns came in to pitch a scoreless ninth for the save, allowing 1 hit while tossing 1 strikeout.
Coon Rapids broke a 0-0 game with three straight two-out base hits in the top of the sixth. Bakke tied the game in the seventh when he singled, stole second and later scored on a wild pitch.
Post #290 broke the game open in the bottom of the eighth when Garrett Hedberg doubled. Ryan Miller sacrificed him ahead, and Matt Zibarth smacked a line drive single to score the go-ahead run. Nick Johnson then walked, and both runners advanced on a groundball by Burns.