Jeff Knutson of the Oakdale
Blue Diamonds singled with the bases loaded to drive in two runs in the
top of the second to get the scoring started for the Metro team. Bill
Thorney and Paul Lucktenberg had previously singled and Mike Nentl walked
to set the stage for Knutson. Then in the fourth inning, after Thorney
doubled to left, Nentl singled to drive in the third run of the game for
the Metro All-Stars. Not to be outdone, Lee Pell of the St Peter Saints, doubled in the bottom of
the fourth for the River Valley team to put runners on 2nd and 3rd and set
the table for Jeff Fogarty of the Belle Plaine Gray Tigers who promptly
singled both runners home to narrow the deficit to 3-2.
The Metro team scored again
in the sixth as Thorney doubled to left to score Steve Hahn of the St
Louis Park Cardinals who had previously reached base on an error and then
stole second. Finally in the eighth, Doug Hartwig was hit by a pitch,
stole second and scored the fifth and final run for the Metro's on a line
drive single to right by Tom Imdieke of the Minneapolis Brewers.
Bill Thorney of the Brewers
was named MVP for the game following a 3-3 performance with 2 key doubles.
Jeff Knutson finished 2-2. Bob Cass of the Eden Prairie Padres and Rickey
Michel of the Oakdale Blue Diamonds each pitched 3 innings of shutout
baseball. Defensive hero of the Metro team was Steve Hahn of the St Louis Park Cardinals who
turned in several "sparkling gems" early in the match prompting
Pete Chubb his manager, to ask "Why doesn't he do that for us ??
||Top Row, left to
right: Jerry Sobiech, Anoka, Larry Dover, Edina, Tony Krick, Edina, Tom
Imdieke, Minneapolis, Bill Mlynarczyk, Oakdale, Bill Thorney, Minneapolis,
Paul Lucktenberg, Oakdale, Bob Cass, Eden Prairie, Mike Nentl, Loretto
Bottom Row, left to right : Doug Hartwig,
New Hope, Rickey Michel, Oakdale, Denny Belisle, New Hope, Tim Doboszenski,
Loretto, Jeff Meacham, Eden Prairie, Steve Hahn, St Louis Park, Wayne
Zarembinski, Oakdale (Mgr), Jeff Knutson, Oakdale