Albert Lea baseball state bound for first time since 1969 |

Albert Lea baseball state bound for first time since 1969

Garrett Short
Created: June 14, 2021 10:57 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Albert Lea baseball team continues to make history, heading to the state tournament for the first time since 1969.

The season has been full of ups and downs, including losing six straight games heading into section play.

"For us it was just a matter of getting the guys to be confident in what they can do. A lot of it is just belief and it's been a lot of fun to see them put it together when it really matters," Head Coach Sean Gaston said.

After an untraditional season and no season at all last year, the community is showing their support for the team.

"The community has been amazing. They have supported us the whole way and you can just feel the hype around the community that we were finally the team to do it. It took us 50 years but we did it," senior Jack Jellinger said.

Coach Gaston said members of the 1969 team have even reached out to share their support for the team breaking a 52-year drought.

Albert Lea plays second-seeded Sartell in the first round of state Tuesday at 3 pm.

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