The Cathedral Crusaders had a marvelous 2013 season, beginning with an 11-game winning streak. The team finished with a 20-3 record in the regular season.

The Crusaders defeated Paynesville to open the section playoffs, then topped Little Falls twice to advance to the opening round of the state tournament.

CHS topped Luverne 4-1 to open the state tournament before falling to Kasson-Mantorville 2-0 in the state semifinal at Dick Putz Field.

With pitchers Jeff Fasching (committed to Minnesota) and Brindley Thiesen returning to anchor a team that is also very strong on offense, the Crusaders are poised to make noise in the Granite Ridge Conference in 2014.

**EDIT- Cathedral was just short of making the state championship game, but made the state tournament**