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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:12 AM

Today (Thursday) begins the 2017 Minnesota State Baseball Tournament. I don't know how many of our readers are interested, but certainly some of you are aware of it, maybe even involved in it. And, there are several players in it who were drafted this week. So, if you're into it, or see articles on it, let's talk about it here. Please post links or share stories as you'd like and are able. Here are the four brackets:

 

All championship games will be on Monday at Target Field.

 

 

Class A (Mini-Met in Jordan)

 

Pillager vs #1 Parkers Prairie

#5 Fosston vs #4 Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove

Ely vs #2 Legacy Christian Academy

Wabasha-Kellogg vs #3 Martin Luther/GHEC-Truman

 

 

Class AA (Dick Putz Field, St. Cloud)

 

Warroad vs Minnehaha Academy

#5 Rochester Lourdes vs #4 Maple Lake

Duluth Marshall vs #2 Belle Plaine

New London-Spicer vs #3 Pierz

 

 

Class AAA (Siebert Field - U of MN)

 

Mahtomedi vs #1 Waconia

#5 Marshall vs #4 Red Wing

Hibbing vs #2 St. Cloud Tech

St. Thomas Academy vs #3 Alexandria Area

 

 

Class AAAA (CHS Field, St. Paul)

 

Eden Prairie vs #1 Wayzata

#5 Burnsville vs #4 Lakeville North

Maple Grove vs #2 Forest Lake

Woodbury vs #3 Champlin Park

 

 

Players Drafted:

 

Brewers 40th round, Trevor Koenig from St. Cloud Tech

Twins 34th round, Max Meyer from Woodbury

Mariners 2nd round, Sam Carlson from Burnsville

 

 

Hopefully we'll have some readers update this through the next couple of days. 


#2 Parker Hageman

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:52 AM

I fully expect Minnehaha Academy to repeat as Class AA champs. They have a ridiculous amount of talent for a small school and are very well coached. 

 

Coaches that I have talked to who played Waconia say they are legit but SC Tech was undefeated too. Both 1 & 2 in the QRF rankings. I wouldn't write off St Thomas either. They play in a meat-grinder conference. Like Sibley last year, coming out of the Metro East where it is absolute dogfight, your record doesn't always reflect your overall abilities. We (Holy Angels) had allowed just 3 runs per game (behind just three other schools in AAA -- Waconia, Delano & Mahadomdi) and STA buried us. 

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#3 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

Scoreboard (I'll update this throughout the day... please provide updates below if I miss some):

 

 

Class A (Mini-Met in Jordan)

Pillager 0 vs #1 Parkers Prairie 8
#5 Fosston 1 vs #4 Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 11
Ely 4 vs #2 Legacy Christian Academy 9
Wabasha-Kellogg 2 vs #3 Martin Luther/GHEC-Truman 0

 

 

Class AA (Dick Putz Field, St. Cloud)

Warroad 5 vs # 1 Minnehaha Academy 10
#5 Rochester Lourdes 1 vs #4 Maple Lake 11

Duluth Marshall 8 vs #4 Belle Plaine 4
New London-Spicer 2 vs #3 Pierz 6


Class AAA (Siebert Field - U of MN)

Mahtomedi 1 vs #1 Waconia 2 (9 innings)
#5 Marshall 3 vs #4 Red Wing 1
Hibbing 9 vs #2 St. Cloud Tech 4
St. Thomas Academy 2 vs #3 Alexandria Area 7


Class AAAA (CHS Field, St. Paul)

Eden Prairie 6 vs #1 Wayzata 1 
#5 Burnsville 0 vs #4 Lakeville North 8
Maple Grove 5 vs #2 Forest Lake 6
Woodbury 4 vs #3 Champlin Park 1


#4 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:24 PM

Sam Carlson gave up seven runs in just two innings as Lakeville North beat Burnsville 8-0.


#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:14 PM

Check out how young this Ely lineup is...

 

 


#6 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:34 PM

Day one is complete... There were a few upsets. 

 

Tough days for Carlson and Koenig, but future Gopher and Twins pick Max Meyer's Woodbury team advances.


#7 Seth Stohs

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:07 AM

Day 2 Schedule:

 

Class A

 

#1 Parkers Prairie vs #4 Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 

#2 Legacy Christian Academy 7 vs Wabasha-Kellogg 5

 

Class AA

 

#1 Minnehaha Academy 8 #4 Maple Lake 3

Duluth Marshall 11, #4 Pierz 0

 

Class AAA 

 

Waconia 7, #4 Marshall 6

Hibbing 8 vs #3 Alexandria 7

 

Class AAAA

 

Eden Prairie 14 vs #4 Lakeville

#2 Forest Lake vs Woodbury

 

 

Consolation Bracket games are being played at secondary locations this morning and early afternoon as well.

 

Again, if you're at these games or go to any of them, feel free to provide an update. 

 


#8 Parker Hageman

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:58 AM

Sam Carlson gave up seven runs in just two innings as Lakeville North beat Burnsville 8-0.

 

 

I've heard Carlson had not been sharp these past few weeks. Someone speculated that it was one of the reasons he slipped to 55 in the draft.  

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#9 Sarah

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:33 AM

I had a couple of days off this week so I went to the Burnsville-Lakeville North game on Thursday to see Sam Carlson in person. Yeah, didn't go well for him...I can see how he could have been tired lately with all of the draft craziness, graduating, etc. Either that or he was nervous because he hit the first batter of the game and threw two wild pitches in the first inning, one of which bounced about five feet in front of the plate. Nice physique and delivery though, I can see why he was drafted. There was an older lady sitting next to me and when the Lakeville North pitcher came out after pitching six shutout innings she said, "That's my grandson!" And I said, "Oh congratulations, he pitched really well today." And then she said, "No not him, the one coming into the game now.":) I also heard several people commenting on how they hadn't been to CHS Field before and how nice it is. I concur. 

 

I had never been to the Mini Met in Jordan either so I went there on Friday for the Parkers Prairie-Red Rock Central/Westbrook/Walnut Grove game and that is a really fun ballpark. A kid from Parkers Prairie pitched a complete game 4 hitter and also had a home run and four RBI. Considering some of the pitching performances we've seen this year from the Twins I was about to go and ask him if he could help us out with some of these doubleheaders...

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:15 PM

My son was set to be the Varsity SS for Hastings, then tore his labrum in our scrimmage against Cannon Falls.At any rate, I've seen Woodbury and St. Thomas both play.They are both solid teams, I don't know if either has enough pitching to win it.Woodbury is better with the bats than I expected, they made our pitchers work the count and didn't strike out much. 

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#11 Seth Stohs

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:39 AM

On Monday, Target Field will host the championship games for all four classes.

 

10:00 am - #1 Parkers Prairie vs #2 Legacy Christian

1:00 pm - #1 Minnehaha Academy vs #3 Pierz

4:00 pm - #1 Waconia vs Hibbing

7:00 pm - Eden Prairie vs #2 Forest Lake 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:40 AM

Previews from Star-Tribune.

 

Class A Preview

Class AA Preview

Class AAA Preview

Class AAAA Preview

 


#13 Seth Stohs

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:45 AM

You can watch the four championship games at http://prep45.com. 

 

 


#14 Seth Stohs

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:44 AM

Parkers Prairie wins the Class A Championship...

 

 

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#15 Parker Hageman

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:45 AM

I think I'm pulling for Hibbing...

 

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#16 Seth Stohs

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:00 PM

Minnehaha Academy repeated in Class AA...

 

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:34 AM

Waconia completed it's perfect season...