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2022 NWSC and Section 5AAAA Champions

4th Place at MSHSL AAAA State Tournament

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Maple Grove Legion Post 172 Summer 2023 Baseball

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Maple Grove's boys of summer posted a 14-8 record this summer, finishing sub-state play July 21st. After posting a couple victories at sub-state, MG took a 4-3 loss to Andover. After beating Big Lake 16-1, the Crimson 9 were finally ousted from competition by Elk River with a score of 2-1.

The team batted .324, with Brian O'Dwyer leading qualified hitters in average (.456) and OPS (1.337), with 14 extra base hits and 12 stolen bases. Nathan Schmidt added 28 hits, 20 RBI, 7 HBP, and a .418 average; and Kellen Riskedahl supplied 27 hits, 20 runs, with a .415 average. Tanner Albeck led the team with 2 home runs, walked a team-leading 13 times, and stole 9 bases while batting .333 for the summer. Connor Buckely (.312) and Sam Kliber (.306) also hit above .300 for MG.

On the mound, MG posted a 3.42 team ERA with 164 strikeouts in 141.1 innings. Ethan Zimmerman led the team in innings pitched with 32. His final ERA was 3.28 with 44 strikeouts. Sam Kliber led the team in ERA (1.50), pitching 23.1 innings and striking out 29. Other pitchers with 18 or more innings included Aiden Hansen (18.1, 1.53 ERA, 27 K), Hunter Gerber (22.2, 1.54 ERA, 27K), and Sam Hagen (23, 3.04 ERA, 14K).

Mid-Summer Maple Grove Legion Post 172 Update

Monday, July 10, 2023

The Maple Grove Legion Post 172 baseball team just concluded their games for the Gopher Classic, going 3-2, beating Thunder Bay, Bellevue East, and Aberdeen, while losing to Rapid City and eventual site champion Sartell. With eleven wins and six losses, the boys sit at a 65% winning percentage so far this summer. Brian O'Dwyer leads the team with 25 hits, followed closely by Nathan Schmidt at 23. O'Dwyer has 13 extra-base hits, including 3 triples and a home run. Kellen Riskedahl and Nathan Schmidt top the RBI leaderboard with 16 and 15 respectively. On the mound, Ethan Zimmerman has logged the most innings, throwing 23 2/3 with a win and a 3.25 ERA. Sam Kliber (2-1, 19.1IP, 1.81 ERA), Hunter Gerber (3-1, 19 IP, 1.47 ERA), Aiden Hansen (2-0, 18.1 IP, 1.53 ERA), and Sam Hagen (2-0, 17 IP, 3.29 ERA) have also logged their fair share of innings for the Post 172 squad. As the summer continues to heat up, so will the games, as Maple Grove looks to get even hotter for the looming post-season action.

Maple Grove Baseball Eliminated By Spring Lake Park in Section 5AAAA

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The Maple Grove baseball team was eliminated from section tournament play Monday, losing 7-6 to Spring Lake Park. The Crimson fell behind 4-0 five batters into the game as the Panthers took the lead for good in the first inning. Trailing 7-1 in the sixth inning, Maple Grove scored two runs on a Tanner Albeck homerun and added three more in the seventh, two scoring on a Nathan Schmidt single but their rally fell one run short. The Crimson finished the season with an 11-13 record.

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Late rallies not enough as Crimson season ends

Box Score 6/5/2023

Spring Lake Park 7, Maple Grove 6

The day did not turn out the way we wanted, but the boys fought to the end, coming up just short of full seventh-inning rally. Spring Lake Park put up four runs in the top of the first before making an out, running starter Michael Ross off the hill. Evan O'Dwyer came on in relief of Ross for Maple Grove and pitched five scoreless innings before giving up three runs in the sixth. O'Dwyer's final line was 5.2 IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K. Noah Black came in for the final inning and a third, closing the door on the Panthers without giving up another run, striking out one.

At the plate, the Crimson plated an early run in the second as Gavin Kustermann got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. However, the Maple Grove hitters then waited until the sixth and seventh to rally, scoring two in the penultimate frame and three in the bottom of the seventh to some up one run short. Nathan Schmidt put on a show at the plate, going three for four, scoring two runs, and driving in two more, with two doubles on the day. Tanner Albeck hit his third home run of the season, a towering shot over the left field fence. But the Crimson didn't quite have enough to best the Panthers.

Maple Grove finishes the season with an 11-13 record.

Box Score

Maple Grove Baseball Edges Osseo in 11 Innings

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Nathan Schmidt’s one-out double in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Brody Berglin with the winning run giving the Maple Grove baseball team an 8-7 win over rival Osseo. The Crimson scored six runs in the first inning to jump out to an early 6-0 lead. The Orioles answered with single runs in the second and third innings and added four in the fourth to tie the game.

The game went to extra innings where each team scored a run in the eighth with Schmidt’s 11th inning hit accounting for the final run of the game. Berglin pitched the final five innings for the Crimson to earn the win. Spencer Pederson had four hits in the game for the Orioles, three of them doubles, and drove in two runs.

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SENIOR NIGHT | Tuesday, May 16th | Crimson Field

#5 Tanner Albeck 3B

#19 Noah Black P

#22 Cal Fischer OF-UT

#12 Hunter Gerber P-1B

#7 Sam Kliber P-SS

#23 Zeth Petrie P

#16 Michael Ross P

#13 Cayden Vokal P-OF

#15 Jacob Yoho P

Tentative 2024 Varsity Baseball Schedule


Current Schedule / with field location & game timesHOME GAMES IN BOLD 

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - Crimson @ Rogers [Rogers HS Baseball Field - 4:30pm]

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - Crimson @ Spring Lake Park [SLP High School - 4:30pm]

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - Crimson vs. Centennial [Crimson Field - 4:30pm]

Monday, April 15, 2024 - Crimson vs. St Michael-Albertville [Crimson Field - 4:30pm]

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - Crimson @ Osseo [Memorial Field - 4:30pm]

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - Crimson @ Andover [Andover HS - 4:30pm]

Monday, April 22, 2024 - Crimson @ Buffalo [Buffalo HS - 4:30pm]

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - Crimson @ Elk River [Hales Field - 4:30pm]

Thursday, April 25, 2024 - Crimson vs. Anoka [Castle Field - 4:30pm]

Monday, April 29, 2024 - Crimson vs. Edina [Crimson Field - 4:30pm]

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - Crimson @ Totino-Grace [T-G HS - 4:30pm]

Thursday, May 2, 2024 - Crimson @ Armstrong [Armstrong HS - 4:30pm]

Monday, May 6, 2024 - Crimson @ Wayzata [Wayzata HS - 6:30pm]

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Crimson vs. Champlin Park [Crimson Field - 4:30pm]

Thursday, May 9, 2024 - Crimson vs. Blaine [Crimson Field - 4:30pm]

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - Crimson @ Coon Rapids [ Coon Rapids HS - 4:30pm]

Monday, May 20, 2024 - Crimson @ Eden Prairie [Eden Prairie HS - 7pm]

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Crimson vs. Mounds View [Crimson Field - 7pm]

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - Crimson (all levels) @ Brainerd [exact times/locations TBD]

May 27-June 5, 2024 - Section 5AAAA Baseball Tournament [high seed / Osseo / Champlin Park]

June 13-14, 2024 - MSHSL AAAA Quarterfinals & Semifinals [CHS Field]

June 17, 2024 - MSHSL Championship Series [Target Field]

"Schedules" pull down menu on top banner has current schedules for all levels

NWSC website link at bottom of page also has up to date schedules

General inquiries: | Coaches' contact information available on Crimson Coaches page

This is the official website of the Maple Grove High School baseball team.

We are a District 279 school in the Minnesota State High School League competing in section 5AAAA

Here is a link to the MSHSL webpage:


For the most current game status for all baseball teams

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