Hayfield, Randolph Baseball Receive Seeds at State Tournament
The Hayfield Vikings are the #3 seed and the Randolph Rockets the #4 seed at the MSHSL Class A State Baseball Tournament. The Vikings play 5:30 p.m. against Sacred Heart. The Rockets are scheduled to begin 12:30 p.m. against #5 seed Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. All opening round games are being played Thursday at the Mini-Met in Jordan. Semi-Finals are Friday at Noon and 2:30 p.m. at the Mini-Met.
Consolation bracket games will be played at Chaska Athletic Park Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Third Place game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Friday at the Mini-Met. The State Championship will be played 10:00 a.m. at Target Field in Minneapolis on Thursday, June 20 according to the bracket on the MSHSL website.
Top seed in Class A are the BOLD Warriors out of Section 2 with a 17-5 record. The Warriors defeated a very good Springfield team twice by scores of 8-4 and 3-1 to advance to the State Tournament. BOLD opens with the Sebeka Trojans (18-7) at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in Jordan.
#2 seed New York Mills Eagles (19-4) plays at 3:00 p.m. against the South Ridge Panthers (20-6). #3 seed Hayfield (22-2) begins state action against the Sacred Heart Eagles (13-8). The Vikings lost in their season opener to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 13-1 and to fellow Gopher Conference opponent Blooming Prairie 4-3. Sacred Heart outscored their opponents 26-5 in 5 games at Sections with their pitchers throwing three shutouts. The Vikings are riding a 16 game winning streak.
#4 seed Randolph (21-2) has two losses but has only lost to one team all season. Grand Meadow/Leroy-Ostrander/Kingsland defeated them twice in Southeast Conference action by scores of 6-4 and 9-0. GMLOK is a Class 2A school. The Rockets open at state with #5 seed Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (20-2). The Fighting Saints only losses were to Albany 1-0 and Lac Qui Parle Valley 2-1.
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