Eagan vs. Farmington

4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 13

Eagan is one of those Class 4A teams no one wants to face right now. Winners of nine of their last 10 games, the Wildcats (11-2, 10-2) have risen to first place in the South Suburban Conference standings, but are just a game ahead of Farmington.

Lincoln Berry, with a team-best 11 RBIs to pair with a .353 batting average, anchors the No. 9-4A Wildcats’ lineup. Berry isn’t just good with a bat, however, as he’s pitched 20 innings this spring, producing a 2.45 ERA and 20 strikeouts. He's joined by Charlie Harms, who has seven RBIs and hits .647.

Part of Eagan’s recent success includes a 2-1 victory over No. 4-4A Farmington on April 28. Berry started that game, struck out seven batters, gave up just one hit and an earned run in five innings.

The Tigers (10-3, 9-3) won their first seven games this spring, but since facing Eagan they’ve gone 3-3. To halt their skid, even their season record against the Wildcats, and remain in contention for the South Suburban crown, they’ll need more consistent offensive production.

Farmington has plated just three total runs in its losses this year, including a 9-2 stumble to Lakeville South on May 6. Alex Berreth was the only Tiger to record more than one hit in that defeat.