MAHTOMEDI 5, FRIDLEY 0: Jack Schwietz allowed four hits and struck out four batters while pitching a complete game Thursday night at CHS Field in the Class 3A, Section 4 championship game as the Zephyrs defeated the Tigers 5-0 to advance to the state tournament.
The No. 1 Zephyrs recorded seven hits and senior Mitch Nordin led the way offensively, going 3 for 3 with two RBI.
Freshman Even Shaw threw a complete game and allowed one run on five hits on the mound for the No. 3 Tigers.
MAPLE GROVE 9, ELK RIVER 2: The Crimson batted around in the first inning before cruising past the Elks 9-2 to win the Class 4A, Section 8 title. Bubba Horton threw a one-hit complete game for the No. 1 Crimson. Isaac Collins paced the Crimson offense with three hits.
BELLE PLAINE 6, FAIRMONT 5: The Tigers rallied to win the Class 2A, Section 2 title and advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history. The Tigers scored five unanswered runs after the Cardinals took a 5-1 lead in the third inning.
MINNEHAHA ACADEMY 8, NEW LIFE ACADEMY 4: The Redhawks knocked off the two-time defending Class 2A champion Eagles to win the Section 4 title.
ROCKFORD 3, MAPLE LAKE 2: The Rockets defeated the Irish to win the Class 2A, Section 5 title and advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
EAGAN 11, EAST RIDGE 4: After losing to the Raptors in double overtime in the season opener, the Wildcats got their revenge Wednesday.
The No.4 Wildcats jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back. Eagan finished strong and defeated the No.3 Raptors in the Section 3 Championship at Park High School in Cottage Grove on Wednesday.
The Wildcats’ strong start came from a number of different players. Five different players scored the Wildcats’ first six goals. Junior midfielder Brandon Wuertz and sophomore midfielder Isaac Peifer each had two goals for the Wildcats.
The Raptors’ only scoring came in the second quarter. Senior midfielder Evan Woodward, sophomore midfielder Joey Arndt, senior attacker Zach Heiting and freshman midfielder Jack Mohler each scored goals for the Raptors.
PRIOR LAKE 13, EDINA 4: Devin Truso scored three goals and Ryan Larson, Ben Ward and Matt Denman each added two to lead the Lakers to a resounding 13-4 victory over the Hornets in the Section 6 championship at Academy of Holy Angels.
The fourth-seeded Lakers advanced to their first state tournament after upsetting top-seeded Bloomington Jefferson on Tuesday in the semifinals and the second-seeded Hornets on Thursday.
The Lakers, ranked No. 6 in the season’s final state coaches’ poll, also got single goals from Bennett Holst, Evan Bush, Carter Collins and Jack Dessler.
Hunter Halling, Quinn Marple, A.J. Nelson and Parker Rickert finished with one goal apiece for the No. 1 Hornets.
CRETIN-DERHAM HALL 7, EAGAN 4: Heading into Wednesday’s Section 3 championship between the Raiders and Wildcats, one team knew it would be going to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
With a strong effort on both sides of the field, the Raiders were the team writing a new chapter in their folklore.
After exploding with four unanswered goals to open the second half, the Raiders held on to defeat the Wildcats 7-4 at Park High School in Cottage Grove.
PRIOR LAKE 13, APPLE VALLEY 5: Senior forward Aleah Fjelstad scored a game-high five goals to lead the Lakers to a 13-5 win over the Eagles in the Section 6 finals at the Academy of Holy Angels’ StarDome.
Lauren Priest and Ashley Norberg each scored twice for the top-seeded Lakers, with Jordan Anderson, Ally Barian, Alexa Bloedow and Lauren Wick scoring a goal apiece in this battle between South Suburban Conference rivals and top-5 ranked teams.
The Lakers scored nine goals in the second half, including stretches of five and four unanswered.
Katie Moynihan and Reagan Roelofs each had two goals while Emma Vogelgesang had one for the No. 2 Eagles.