Hermantown Royals edge Western Yankees, lead Quad Cities majors

An unidentified Western Yankees baserunner slides safely across home plate before Hermantown Royals pitcher Will Esterbrooks can apply the tag on a throw from his catcher following a wild pitch in a Quad City Little League majors battle of unbeaten teams Thursday night. Howie / HowieHanson.com

The Hermantown Royals moved into sole possession of first-place in the Quad City Little League majors division with an impressive 10-6 road victory over the previously-unbeaten Western Yankees on Thursday night at John Baggs Memorial Little League Field 2 located behind Wade Stadium in West Duluth.

The Royals improved to 3-0, while the Yankees fell to 3-1.

Bulldogs Men’s Hockey 2017-18 Schedule

Sept. 30 — ALBERTA (exhibition)

Oct. 6 — MINNESOTA (Ice Breaker)
Oct. 7 — MICHIGAN TECH or UNION (Ice Breaker)
Oct. 13 — at Bemidji State
Oct. 14 — BEMIDJI STATE
Oct. 20-21 — MERRIMACK
Oct. 27-28 — at Maine

Nov. 3-4 — at St. Cloud State
Nov. 10-11 — WESTERN MICHIGAN
Nov. 17-18 — at Miami
Nov. 25 — MINNESOTA STATE

Dec. 1-2 — DENVER
Dec. 8-9 — at Omaha
Dec. 29 — vs. Yale (Ledyard Bank Classic at Hanover, N.H.)
Dec. 30 — at Dartmouth (Ledyard Bank Classic at Hanover, N.H.)

Jan. 12-13 — at Colorado College
Jan. 19-20 — NORTH DAKOTA
Jan. 26-27 — ST. CLOUD STATE

Feb. 2-3 — at Denver
Feb. 16-17 — MIAMI
Feb. 23-24 — at Western Michigan

Mar. 2-3 — OMAHA

Note: Home games at The Oil Can listed in bold CAPS

Hermantown Little League majors teams off to strong start

All five Hermantown Little League majors teams will be in action tonight, against all but one unbeaten opponents. The schedule:

Hermantown Royals (2-0) host Western Pirates (2-0), 5 p.m. Hermantown

Hermantown Twins (1-1) host Proctor Builders (1-1), 7 p.m. Hermantown

Hermantown Orioles (1-0) at Western Cardinals (2-0), 5 p.m. John Baggs Memorial Little League Fields located behind Wade Stadium in Duluth

Hermantown Rockies (2-0) at Cloquet Rage Broadheads (2-0), 7 p.m. Braun Park USG in Cloquet

Hermantown Red Sox (2-0) at Cloquet Southgate (2-0), 7 p.m. Braun Park Ford in Cloquet