Today opens up the Gopher Classic for the nearly 100 teams and Post 8 is one of those teams. They will play two games on Friday, one game on Saturday and finish their pool play on Sunday.
Post 8 is coming off a 3-2 weekend after beating Minot, Sioux Falls East and Watertown once each. The Minot Vistas beat Post 8 the other two games over the past weekend. They are 19-14 on the year as they are in the final weekend of the regular season before the Regions Tournament.
Post 8 will have everyone except Grey Zabel ready to pitch today, but Zabel’s fourth mandatory day of rest is today so he’ll be available for the rest of the weekend. Maguire Raske has looked good in his two starts since coming back from the broken hand while Jack Van Camp and Matt Lusk have thrown well out of starting roles in the last several weeks.
Today, Post 8 will face Papillion, Nebraska at 2:00 and then play West Fargo at 4:30. Saturday, Post 8 opens the day at 9:00 against the host team, Hopkins in the only game of the day for Pierre. Then on Sunday, Post 8 will play Duluth Lakeview at 9:00 and then Elk River at 11:30 to finish out the pool. If Post 8 is able to win their pool they will play on Monday 9:00 against the Woodbury Site Champion.
You can listen to Friday and Saturday’s games on Today’s KCCR and todayskccr.com and then on Sunday on Capital City Rock and capitalcityrock.com with Jon Winkler on the calls.