Max Knutson gave up only four hits as Mounds View shut out Rocori of Cold Spring 8-0 for the Class 3A state championship at Target Field on Monday. Knutson struck out nine Spartan batters and yielded only one base on balls during the seven-inning game. He threw 90 pitches, 60 for strikes. The Mustangs (20-6) tagged three different Rocori pitchers for 14 hits, plus getting four walks.
One Minnesota baseball player to keep an eye on during this week’s draft is Mounds View senior Max Knutson. He’s already secured a scholarship to Nebraska, but could be tempted to turn pro with the right offer.