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CLASS 3A

• SECTION 5 CHAMPIONSHIP: After Alec Abercrombie led off with a triple, Joe Fredrickson hit a winning single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Mounds View a 5-4 victory over Centennial at CHS Field on Thursday. Charlie Callahan hit a two-run homer for the two-time defending state champion Mustangs.

CLASS 2A

• SECTION 4 CHAMPIONSHIP: Minnehaha Academy escaped with a 5-3 victory over Blake and claim the title at Wintercrest Park in Coon Rapids. Redhawks starter Alex Fedje-Johnson went 6⅔ innings before Blake put runners on first and second in the top of the seventh inning. Fedje-Johnson gave way to Jesse Retzlaff, who got a fly out to end the game. "It got a little tense," Minnehaha coach Scott Glenn said. "… But [Alex] did a great job early in the game, got ahead and he attacked."

JOSH HYBER

CLASS 1A

• SECTION 4 CHAMPIONSHIP: Thomas Gunderson's RBI hit in the second inning propelled New Life Academy back to the state tournament with a tough 1-0 victory over Heritage Christian. Gunderson blooped a single to right to score Brad Goulet from second, all the offense Danny Boatman needed as the senior pitched a five-hitter at Wintercrest Park.

BOYS' LACROSSE

• SECTION 3 FINAL: Four unanswered third-quarter goals, including three from junior midfielder Jay Johnson, pushed second-seeded Bloomington Jefferson past top-seeded and host Prior Lake 9-6.

GIRLS' LACROSSE

• SECTION 3 FINAL: Prior Lake earned its first state tournament bid after stopping Eastview 12-10 at Prior Lake High School. The Lakers' Aleah Fjelstad scored four goals in the victory.

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