The Cathedral baseball team won the Class AA State championship with a 6-1 win over La Crescent at Target Field Wednesday afternoon.  Brian Minks broke the game wide open in the 5th inning with a 2-run triple to give Cathedral a 5-1 lead.

Matt Dietmann went 2-3 with 2 RBIs and Bo Schmitz was 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI for the Crusaders.  Andrew Thome threw all 7 innings with 2 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win.  Cathedral ends the season with a 24-3 record and they have now won 7 state baseball championships.

Eden Valley-Watkins beat Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial 8-4 to win the Class A state title for a 2nd straight year.  Burnsville beat Maple Grove 6-5 to win the Class 3A State Title.

Photos courtesy of Brace Hammelgarn.