Senior Babe Ruth Baseball: Rosemount heads into playoffs
Scott Eul, coach for the Rosemount Senior Babe Ruth team, didn't expect things to be easy once Rosemount got to the postseason.
This summer season has been more about growth and improvement than wins and losses.
But, even after losing the first game of the division playoffs, Eul was optimistic about his team's chances in the double-elimination tournament.
"It wasn't what we are looking for, but that's why it's double-elimination," Eul said. "It takes a few games. We just have to forget it and get ready to go for the next game. You have to have a short memory in baseball, and these kids have shown they have the ability to bounce back.
"We need to take the next couple of games and put a good run together."
Rosemount went 3-6 during its divisional games and was the third seed out of four teams heading into the playoffs.
Rosemount lost 11-1 to Lakeville North on Wednesday in the first game of the playoffs.
Eul believes his squad did show signs of life.
Alex Leininger hit a triple over the rightfielder's head in the fifth inning, and was plated by a Mike Larson sacrifice fly.
"We showed some signs of life during the game," Eul said. "There are some signs, but also things we have to work on.
"We've been working on situational hitting, and Mike did a good job of that there."
Last week, Rosemount beat Eagan, 3-2. The team came back on Tuesday and finished a 6-6 game with Burnsville, but lost, 8-7.
Against Eagan, Adam Bergstrom earned the win on the mound in relief, and Andrew Nelson earned a save.
Colton Herman had a pair of hits and two RBI.