Minnesota State High School League Baseball finals preview

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Rocori celebrates after beating Minnetonka (4-2) (Photo by Nick Adams of Supreme Images Photography)

 

Rocori celebrates after beating Minnetonka (4-2) (Photo by Nick Adams of Supreme Images Photography)
Rocori celebrates after beating Minnetonka (4-2)
(Photo by Nick Adams of Supreme Images Photography)

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) 2013 baseball tournament started on June 13.

Day one of the tournament saw pitching duels emerge, including two no-hitters and nine out of the twelve matchups had the loser scoring one run or less.  Eight of the twelve teams that advanced to play on day two were the higher ranked teams.

In class, the story of the day was the BOLD Warriors dominated the number one seed Wabasha-Kellogg Falcons in a 13-0 no-hit rout.  The Warriors, despite being unseeded, have dominated play in the post-season, winning three of their four post-season games by no hitters and scoring a combined 43 runs while allowing only two runs.

On day two of the tournament the BOLD Warriors would face the St. Agnes Aggies.  The Warriors defeated the number four seed Aggies 12-4.  The Aggies scored more runs in their game against the Warriors that all the four teams that faced BOLD in the post season combined but it was not enough to overcome five errors and a seven run fifth inning.  The Aggies had 11 hits to the Warriors’ 10 but the team effort by the Warriors on offense was too much as eight of the eleven BOLD batters scored at least one run.

BOLD will face the Osakis on June 17, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report for continued coverage of Minnesota Sports including the MSHSL Baseball and Lacrosse tournaments.

The second no-hitter on day one came as Coon Rapids blanked the Wayzata Trojans 2-0 at Midway Stadium, the home of the St. Paul Saints, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Logan Shore of Coon Rapids struck out eight of the 27 batters he faced.  Two Trojan players reached first on two errors in the first inning.  Shore was perfect until the last out of the game when he walked the Trojans’ third runner of the game to first base.

Coon Rapids would lose to Mounds View on day two of the tournament by a score of 9-4.  Mounds View will face the up and coming Rocori Spartans who have eliminated the three and two seed teams in the tournament on their way to the championship game.  Mounds View and Rocori will play on Monday June 17 at 4:00 p.m. at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report for continued coverage from the 2013 Minnesota State High School League Baseball Tournament.

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Article by Matt Blewett
Photos by Nick Adams