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MLB is rounding third and headed for home

MLB is rounding third and headed for home

Ryan Steinberg October 2, 2023

The Major League Baseball (MLB)  season is coming down to the wire with a couple spots in the playoffs still up for grabs. With the playoffs kicking off with the first wild card games Oct. 3. The three...

Senior Eli Puchner swings and misses on June 3. Park found success against Hopkins after a 10-6 win to advance to the section semi-final.

Park stays alive against Hopkins

Owen McColgan June 6, 2023

Park Baseball beat Hopkins 10-6 to advance to the semi-final June 3. Park is lined up to play Edina to advance to the section final.  Junior Josh Middleton said his goal going forward into sections...

Junior Josh Middleton pitches the ball May 30. The baseball team ended up winning the game to continue farther into sections.

Baseball sinks South

Aidan Shafton and Owen Mccolgan June 5, 2023

After baseball took an 8-3 win over Minneapolis South in a sections game, junior John Sheehy said Park had no other option than to win. “It’s a pretty big game here coming off the loss on Saturday,...

Junior Geiber Silva runs towards first base after batting 7.00 p.m May 19. Park defeated its rival school with a score of 7-3.

Baseball bounces back, beats Benilde

Aidan Shafton and Noah Leventhal May 21, 2023

After a recent five-game losing streak, Park baseball found itself back in the win column after they defeated Benilde-St. Margaret’s May 19. Junior Graham Sullivan said he felt confident going into...

Senior Andruw Vela winds up for pitch May 12. Park dedicated this game to fundraising for ALS research.

Baseball holds ‘Strike Out ALS’ night

Aidan Shafton and Cole Taylor May 15, 2023

Park baseball held their third annual “Strike Out ALS” night during their game vs. New Prague May 12. Families that attended the game were able to help fundraise for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research...

Junior Danny Montanez prepares for apitch May 4. Park split even in a double-header against Jefferson.

You win some, you lose some

Ari Lissauer and Jamar Hester Jr May 7, 2023

Facing a doubleheader against Bloomington Jefferson May 4, Park lost the first game 3-2 and then rallied to win the second game 4-0. After the games, head coach Bryan Kelly said he felt the team could...

Junior Geiber Silva Gonzalez catches for Park May 2. Park won against Waconia 13-3.

Meet The Athlete: Geiber Silva Gonzalez

Sarah Peterson May 7, 2023

  How long have you been playing baseball? I’ve played since I was eight years old.   How is baseball different in Venezuela than in Minnesota? There is very little difference, they...

Senior Andruw Vela pitches in the last inning May 3. Park ended up winning the game 3-2.

Baseball defeats local rival

Ari Lissauer and Aidan Shafton May 5, 2023

Park started its five game week off strong with a 3-2 win over Hopkins May 3. As the season begins, head coach Brian Kelly said the veteran players have stepped it up this year. “Going into this year,...

Sophomore Ximena Gomez Rodriguez practices short throws as a warmup March 17. The Crush ultimate team has to practice indoors due to the late snow.

Spring season delays

Lilly Fandel-Thompson April 20, 2023

Spring sports are beginning their seasons, yet are finding issues with impacts from the long winter weather.  Minnesota winters are cold and long, which has taken a toll on the beginning of the season...

Coach Brian Kelly brings the baseball team in for a huddle on April 13. Parks home opener moved to Monday due to bad weather.

Baseball battles spring weather

Ari Lissauer and Jamar Hester Jr April 17, 2023

Baseball's home opener was supposed to begin Friday April 14, but it was moved to Centennial due to poor weather.  Junior Graham Sullivan said it’s a struggle to prepare in the bad weather. “It's...

Freshman Owen Twedten prepares to throw a baseball Feb. 27. Baseball continues captains practices before the season.

Baseball starts its captains’ practices

Ari Lissauer and Cole Taylor March 2, 2023

Captains’ practices have kicked off for the 2022–2023 baseball season. After the team’s success last year, highlighted by a state tournament appearance, Senior captain Stefano Giovannelli said he's...

Senior Ben Farley pitches June 14. Park got fifth seed for the state tournament, against fourth seed Maple Grove.

Maple Grove strikes out Park

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Maren Wilsey June 21, 2022

For the first time in 70 years, Park’s baseball team capped off its season by playing Maple Grove in the State Class AAAA quarterfinals June 14-15. The team participated in a two-day tournament,...

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