The Sartell American Legion baseball team defeated Sauk Rapids 7-6 to advance to the State Tournament for the first time since 1998.

Sartell, who was defeated 15-0 by Sauk Rapids on Tuesday, needed to win Saturday and Sunday to advance to the championship. They won Sunday night's game in 13 innings, with Andrew Grant scoring the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly.

Sartell will play against Prior Lake on Friday at 1 PM in Chaska to open the state tournament.