The Hastings Raiders HYAA 13AAA Baseball team are the champions of the River Falls Classic, completing an undefeated run through the tournament to make the short trip back with a trophy, and qualifying for state tournament play.
The team opened up play with a dominant 18-6 win over River Falls, and then followed it up with a 17-7 win over Rosemount. The offense continued to be the story in the next game against Centennial, with a 12-2 win there, before defeating Shakopee 10-9 and then the Minneapolis Millers 16-8 for the championship.
The eligibility for the MBT State Tournament and Gopher State Tournament of Champions came as a result of this win, with both happening in July.
The tournament occurred on Mother’s Day weekend, and so as a result, many of the players wore pink accessories.
The members of the team are:
Head Coach Ryan Hendrickson
Assistant Coach Dean Meyers
Assistant Coach Chris Perseke
Assistant Coach Martin McVicker
Congratulations to all.