Fans left in awe the first time these teams faced each other this season. On May 4, Minnetonka broke a 4-4 tie with four runs in the top of the seventh inning, only to see Edina come back in the bottom half of the inning with five runs to sting the Skippers in a 9-8 victory.
Now these teams meet again with the Lake Conference crown on the line.
The Hornets (12-3, 5-1) used Carter Theis' walk-off single against the Skippers to springboard to the conference lead, which they've held since.
Southern Mississippi signee Charlie Fischer has been especially instrumental to Edina's success. In the six May games logged to the MN Baseball Hub, the senior is batting 11-for-22 with three home runs and nine RBI.
The Skippers (15-3, 4-2) are a game behind the Hornets in the standings following a 5-4 loss to Wayzata on May 18, and they will likely deploy ace Aaron Wukmir to slow down Fischer and his teammates. If Wukmir, a Minnesota-Duluth commit who has a 1.99 ERA and struck out 27 hitters in 31 2/3 innings this season, or any of Minnetonka's pitchers end up with the win, the Skippers will finish the regular season with a share of the league title.