Forest Lake rallied to beat Prior Lake on Wednesday in the first round of the Third District American Legion baseball tournament. Post 225 fell behind 4-0 but scored the game’s final seven runs.
Starter Phil Sauer got stronger as the game went on and did not allow a hit over the final four innings.
Drew Svendsen started a four-run rally with a double in the fifth inning and singled to start the sixth, when Forest Lake went ahead 5-4.
The score held until the eighth, when Jack Schmidt hit a two-run double to put Post 225 ahead by three.
Matt Schmidt and Dylan Dresel had three hits apiece.
At 7:30 tonight (Thursday), Forest Lake – the third seed – will meet sixth-seeded Northfield, who beat Eagan 4-3 on Wednesday. The game will be held in Dundas. Jack Schmidt will be the starting pitcher.