In the final game of the day at Target Field, Eden Prairie earned the Class 3A state championship with a 7-5 victory over Lake Conference rival Burnsville.
The Eagles scored three in the first inning and tacked on two in the second to begin the attack. The runs in the first were aided by a pair of Blaze errors. Blake Schmit's triple for Eden Prairie in the second accounted for the runs in that inning.
In a losing effort, Burnsville's Brandon Peterson hit a no-doubt-about-it two-run home run to left field in the bottom of the sixth. Props for the shot - it was a rocket - but we could have done without the cocky bat toss ...
Two batters later, teammate Tom Sherman then hit a laser into the bullpen to make it 7-5, but the Eagles allowed no more.
And with that, the Prep Championship Series is complete. Here's hoping the MSHSL sets this baby up again for next year. What a day out here at the new ballpark.