June 06, 2018 10:22 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Some unfamiliar faces will be representing Section 1 in Class A and Class AA state baseball tournaments next week.
In Tuesday's Section 1A championship between the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics and Rushford-Peterson Trojans, the Trojans overcame an early five-run deficit to top the Athletics, 7-6. Jacob Paulson was the hero of the game late, driving in the game-winning run with a walk-off sacrifice flyout. This marks the Trojans' second trip to state in school history (first since 2005).
In the Section 1AA championship, despite losing the first game of an eventual double-header on Tuesday, Pitcher Tate Meiners and the Caledonia Warriors shut-out the 2017 Section 1AA champion Lourdes Eagles, 7-0. This marks the first time in program history the Warriors will play in the Class AA state baseball tournament.
In Section 1AAA, the Austin Packers fell to the Red Wing Wingers in the championship in Red Wing on Tuesday, 6-5.
State baseball tournament brackets will be released later this week. State baseball tournament action begins Thursday, June 14.
Updated: June 06, 2018 10:22 PM
Created: June 05, 2018 10:44 PM
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