Playoff Roundup: Esko Legion falls in finals


July 29, 2022

The Esko Legion team struggled to solve the Wadena Legion team, and eventually that was enough to end their season.

“We opened with a win over Aurora, then lost to Wadena,” said Esko coach Nick LeGarde. “We came back and beat International Falls, but then lost to Wadena in the finals.”

Esko downed a good Aurora team, 4-1, in their opener and followed that with a 4-1 loss to Wadena. In their third game Esko 10-run ruled International Falls and that set up another showdown with Wadena.

“Wadena had a nice ball club,” said LeGarde. “They beat us 5-2 in a good baseball game.”

Esko finished the season with an 8-9 record.

“Overall it was a good, solid year,” said LeGarde. “We get a good core of guys back next year and we’ll only lose one guy, so we should be set up to make a deep run next season.”


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