Thursday, June 9 two great teams from the MCAA Conference met up at St. Anthony Village HS for the Section 4A Baseball finals. The Legacy Lions would need to beat the Heritage Eagles not once, but twice to be crowned Section 4A Champions and move on to the state tournament … they were up for the challenge!
Eagles were the home team and first to get on the scoreboard. However, Lions answered big when #20 Logan Pierro ‘17 hit a 3 RBI double allowing #7 Josh Peterson ‘17, #4 Nils Anderson ‘17 and #1 Jarvey Hill ‘18 to cross home plate. Those three runs would prove to be all the Lions needed as pitcher #20 Ethan Mocchi ‘17 struck out 10 batters in 6 ⅓ innings. Final Score: 3-2
Game 1 Legacy Lions Stats:
Ethan Mocchi – 6 ⅓ Innings; Pitched 10 K’s, 4 BBs (Win)
Josh Peterson – ⅔ Innings Pitched; 2 BBs (Save)
Hits – Josh P (Single), Ethan M (Single), Logan Pierro (Single, 3 RBI Double)
Runs Scored – Josh P, Nils Anderson, Jarvey Hill
RBI – Logan P (3)
Lions took over as the home team in game 2 and #7 Josh Peterson ‘17 would earn the win, striking out 10 batters and allowing only 1 hit in a complete game shutout. Singles by #14 Lucas Nelson ‘17 and #4 Nils Anderson ‘17 turned into the only runs scored in the 2nd and 6th innings. Nelson advanced on an RBI from #9 Caleb Darling ’18 and Anderson scored on a passed ball. Final Score: 2-0
Game 2 Legacy Lions Stats:
Josh Peterson – Complete Game (7 innings); 10 K’s, 1 BB, 1 Hit Shutout (Win)
Hits – Nils Anderson (Single), Ethan Mocchi (Single), Logan Pierro (Single), Lucas Nelson (Single)
Runs Scored – Nils A and Lucas N
RBI – Caleb Darling
UP NEXT: STATE TOURNAMENT!
The first round of the Class A State Tournament will take place on Thursday, June 16 at Chaska Athletic Park. Coaches will meet on Saturday June 11 to seed the top 5 teams and draw opponents. At that time the State Tournament Class A Bracket will be released. All four high school championship games will be played on Monday June 20 at Target Field with Class A opening the day at 10:00 am. Single session ticket prices at Chaska Athletic Park will be $8 Adults/$6 Students and championship ticket prices at Target Field will be $10 Adults/$7 Students.
Fan bus scheduled to load at 10:45am on Thursday, June 16 and depart b 11:00am. (Door #4)
Section 4A Championship T-Shirts on sale now! CLICK HERE.
The following Class A teams have advanced and will be seeded on Saturday morning by the head coaches to complete the State Tournament Class A Bracket.
Section 1A – Lewiston-Altura HS (12-13-0)
Section 2A – Springfield HS (18-6-0)
Section 3A – Adrian HS (17-7-0)
Section 4A – Legacy Christian Academy (19-6-0)
Section 5A – Hinckley-Finlayson (19-6-0)
Section 6A – Parkers Prairie (19-2-0)
Section 7A – Ely (19-4-0)
Section 8A – Badger/Greenbush/Middle River (14-10-0)