Hayfield #1, Randolph #3 Seed at Class A State Tournament
The Hayfield Vikings and Randolph Rockets could face each other in the Class A State High School Baseball Tournament next week. Class A and Class AA play at Faber Field and Putz Field in St. Cloud beginning Tuesday.
That would happen if they both lose in the semifinals or both win in the semifinals because they are in opposite brackets.
The coaches in the tournament seed the teams. You seed every team except yours.
The undefeated Vikings are the #1 seed and open with Adrian-Ellsworth (14-12) at Faber Field. First pitch is 9:30 a.m. The game will be on KDHL Radio, 920 AM, 97.9 FM and the KDHL app. The Vikings have a team batting average of .400 and team ERA of 1.40. They outscored their opponents in Section 1A 46-6 and have outscored all their opponents to date 281 to 41.
The Adrian-Ellsworth Dragons have a team batting average of .427 and ERA of 2.60.
Randolph received the #3 seed and plays at Putz Field beginning 12:15 p.m. on KDHL 920 AM, 97.9 FM, KDHL app. The undefeated Rockets drew Fosston (19-6) as their opponent. The Rockets team batting average going into the MSHSL Class A State Tournament is .365 with 219 hits and 253 runs scored in 22 games. They have a team ERA of 1.40. In 128 innings Randolph pitchers have allowed 81 hits, 34 runs, 19 earned with 222 strikeouts, 43 walks, opponent batting average of .168.
The Greyhounds team batting average is .272, team ERA 3.32.
The #2 seed was awarded to the New York Mills Eagles (21-2). They open 10 Tuesday morning at Putz Field against the Sebeka Trojans. New York Mills has a team batting average of .365 and team Earned Run Average of 1.43. Sebeka sports a .273 team batting average and team ERA of 2.60. Both teams are members of the Park Region Conference.
Wadena-Deer Creek is also in that conference and plays in the Class 2A State Tournament.
#4 seed South Ridge Panthers of Culver (21-3) with a team batting average of .288 and ERA of 2.50 will play 11:45 Tuesday morning at Faber Field against #5 Springfield Tigers (18-7).
The Tigers are hitting .252 with a team Earned Run Average of 1.37.
Hayfield Head Coach Kasey Krekling will be coaching the South All-Stars in the Lions All-Star series in Chaska later this month.
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