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Legion, VFW get seasons started

Due to the success of the Rosemount High School baseball team this season, the summer season has gotten off to a slow start for the VFW and Legion teams.

Rosemount's VFW team, which is made up of players age 16 and younger, is off to a 2-2 start this spring.

Coach Rene Jimenez said things are going well for the VFW as several players from the varsity squad have returned to action.

"We have had some schedule difficulties with the weather in recent weeks, but we have had some pleasant developments on the mound," Jimenez said.

The VFW is 2-2 this season after beating Richfield and Orono, and losing to Shakopee and Minnetonka #2.

Rosemount's VFW will be back in action at home on Tuesday, when it hosts Eden Prairie at 6:15 p.m. at the varsity field.

"It is a promising season," Jimenez said. "We have yet to hit our potential."

The Legion team is 2-4 so far this season under the direction of coach Justin Blackmer.

"We really kind of started last week," Blackmer said. "We have had practices and games for the past six days."

In the Moose Country Tournament last weekend, the Legion went 2-1 in bracket play, and then lost to Lakeville North 12-11.

Rosemount's two victories have come against St. Paul West (8-1) and Red Wing (4-2).

Blackmer said the team's goal for the summer is to win a state title, although a few top senior players from the high school team aren't playing this summer with the legion squad.