Tough task ahead

Three sections have at least three ranked teams and likely will be the most challenging to escape from and qualify for the Class 3A baseball state tournament. Here are those sections and their ranked teams, with the most recent regular-season rankings according to the publication Let’s Play Baseball.

 

Baseball

 

Section 2: No. 2 Chanhassen (17-3); No. 3 Chaska (17-3); No. 10 Eden Prairie (13-7); No. 14 Minnetonka (12-8); No. 17 Hutchinson (15-3); No. 20 Shakopee (14-6).

 

Section 5: No. 1 Mounds View (18-2); No. 4 Maple Grove (14-6); No. 8 Totino-Grace (13-6).

 

Section 4: No. 5 Mahtomedi (17-3); No. 6 Cretin-Derham Hall (15-5); No. 15 North St. Paul (17-3).

Spring sports state tournaments

 

Softball: June 4-5 • Lacrosse (boys & girls): June 9-13 • Baseball: June 11-13