Baseball gold for a Weyburn native.
Mike Larson plays with the Mainz Athletics in Germany. He has been with the team since 2007, with the exception of a year taken off from baseball in 2013. The Athletics captured the Bundesliga-Baseball Championship Sunday evening, with a 5-2 win over the Buchbinder Legionnaires Regensburg. The Athletics won the best of five series 3-1.
Larson played a big role in the win, with a double in the 7th inning that drove in two runs. Those runs would prove to be the game winning runs, as Regensburg scored two in the eighth inning.
For Larson, this is the second title he has captured with Mainz. They won the championship in 2007, Larson’s rookie year.