Submitted by bmeyers@lillien... on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:01pm
The Tri-City Red American Legion baseball team has advanced to the finals of the Gopher Classic and will play for the championship on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The game takes place at Veterans Field at Minnetonka High School.
The Mounds View Mustangs earned their second consecutive Class AAA state championship June 17 at Target Field in Minneapolis. (photos courtesy of Larry Carnahan)
Pitching is the foundation of any championship baseball team and the Mounds View High School squad showed why during the state tournament. The Mustangs gave up just one run over 21 innings to claim their second consecutive state title.
Mounds View’s Sam Hentges delivers a pitch during the Class AAA state championship game at Target Field in Minneapolis on June 17. Hentges threw a complete-game, five-hit shutout to help lead the Mustangs to their second consecutive state title. (photos courtesy of Larry Carnahan)
State tournament notebook
For the second straight year, Target Field was a hospitable host to the Mounds View High School baseball team. The Mustangs have played there twice and are 2-0 on the major league diamond.
This year’s team won the Class AAA state title with a 9-0 victory over Eden Prairie. A year ago, the Mustangs beat Rocori 8-0 to claim the crown.