State Baseball Tournament
It’s starting to feel like summer with the sun out and daily highs getting into the 80s. That also translates to perfect baseball weather. It couldn’t come at a better time as the state’s top high school teams travel across various sites in Minnesota for their perspective state tournaments.
School is out for the summer across much of Minnesota, but the high school spring sports season is still going with tournaments across the state for at least another week. State champions were crowned last week in boys tennis, girls softball and in track and field, while more tournaments are ahead this week in lacrosse, golf and boys baseball.
Sometimes you don’t always need to be the best team to win a state championship, you just need to get hot at the right time to get there. That was never more evident than at this year’s state baseball tournament, where three state champions were crowned at Target Field on Monday.
The best baseball talent the state has to offer will be on display this week as the state tournament gets underway at three venues across Minnesota. There are 24 teams left to battle for the right to play for a spot in the state championship, where six teams from three classes will have the chance to play at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Marcellous Hazzard led Minnehaha Academy with 14 points and John Pryor added 12 as the Redhawks beat Litchfield 56-54 on Saturday for their first Class 2A state title.
Six teams got the thrill of a lifetime on Monday, not only playing for a state championship, but doing it at one of the finest baseball stadiums in America.
Despite a wild weather day on Thursday, the Class A and AA State Baseball Tournaments went on as scheduled at Athletic Park in Chaska and Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
This seems to be the most fun week for prep sports in Minnesota, at least for the spring. Temperatures are a bit warmer, and more importantly for high school kids, school is either done or wrapping up.