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Legion Baseball | Patriots 2-1 for weekend at Gopher Classic

EAGAN — The Rochester Patriots were involved in three high-scoring games over the weekend at the Gopher Classic American Legion baseball tournament.

On Saturday Rochester beat Hopkins 20-12 and Fergus Falls 10-8, and Sunday the Patriots lost 12-6 to Eagan.

"We got a lot of innings in up there against some good teams," coach Dutch Heiderscheit said. "You always hope to improve and I guess time will tell."

Alex Brady had 11 hits in the three games. Anthony Johnson homered twice and drove in four runs while going 4-for-5 against Hopkins. Ryan Lakin and Jake Kirsch homered against Fergus Falls.

Next for the Patriots is a game with the A's at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Patriots 20, Hopkins 12
Patriots #112#319#3#—#20#25#2
Hopkins #254#000#1#—#12#14#3

Patriots: Alex Brady 5-5; Anthony Johnson 4-5, 2 HRs, 5 RBI;  Alex Nelson 3-6; Jake Kirsch 3-5;  Nate Ekhoff 2-3;  Dan Chihak 2-5; Erick Nelson 2-5; Matt Cyr 2-3. WP: Austin Cook.

Hopkins: LP: Sanderson.

Patriots 10, Fergus Falls 8
Patriots #620#020#0#—#10#14#2
Fergus Falls #302#120#0#—#8#9#/1
Patriots: Alex Brady 3-4; Nate Ekhoff 2-4; Ryan Lakin 2-4, HR; Jake Kirsch 2-2, HR; Alex Nelson 2-3. WP: Matt Broman.
Fergus Falls:LP: Guotech.
 
Eagan 12, Patriots 6
Patriots #100#301#1#—#6#8#4
Eagan #044#202#x#—#12#12#1
Patriots:  Alex Brady 3-4; Dan Chihak 2-3, HR. LP: Alex Nelson.
Eagan: WP: Kunin.

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