Sibley High started the baseball season with a 4-14 record and only ended up at .500. But that record included a winning streak that was capped by a state title.

“Baseball is about streaks, and we got hot at the right time,” said Henry Sibley catcher Matt Richards, who had two hits and scored two runs. “If somebody would’ve said we would be state champions, nobody would’ve believed it.”

“We’re .500. We don’t have a losing record any more,” Henry Sibley outfielder Sam Gantman yelled as he waited to hoist the championship trophy.

You can read the full story of the amazing season and 8-4 victory over Mahtomedi in the title game here.

In addition, you can read about the rest of the 12-hour day of baseball at Target Field with these stories.

Springfield defeated Parkers Prairie for the 1A title in the second-longest state title game ever.

Wayzata broke open the 4A title game with runs in each of the last five innings to beat Champlin Park 9-1.

Minnehaha Academy scored five runs in the fifth inning to beat Belle Plaine 6-1 for the 2A title.