ST. LOUIS PARK - The River Valley Bullhead 50s closed out their season with a hard fought 11-10 win over the TC Twins on Sunday to finish third in the M50BL post-season tournament in St. Louis Park after losing a close 8-6 game on Saturday to Cross-town Traffic of Burnsville.
The Bullheads actually out-hit Burnsville 12-8 in Saturday's defeat, but left the bases loaded in each of the final two innings. Starting pitcher Brian Donahue took the loss throwing five innings, as Steve Wilson finished the game on the mound. Dave Johnson, Bruce Jacobs, Greek Wagner, and Dan Wilson each had two-hit games to lead the offense.
In Sunday's win over the Twins, the Bullheads jumped out to a 10-1 lead after two innings, but saw their lead slowly disappear by the sixth.
After a Jacobs ground out in the bottom of the sixth, Steve Wilson doubled to the fence in left. Dan Wilson then moved him to third with a base hit, and Donahue drove in what proved to be the winning run on a fielder's choice ground out to second. Steve Wilson also earned the save on the mound by throwing a hitless seventh inning in relief of winning pitcher Tom Lacina.
The top four teams in the 12-team M50BL tournament finished just as seeded with St. Louis Park defeating Burnsville in the championship game.