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Unseeded New Prague reaches 4A championship game with 12-7 victory over Rogers

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 06/15/19, 7:15PM CDT


The Trojans scored nine runs in the final three innings to end a remarkable run by a Royals squad that started the post-season six games under .500.

New Prague outfielder Cade Pavek (17) ran past the scoreboard and toward his teammates after catching the final out in the Trojans' victory against Rogers. Photo: Shari L. Gross ¥ shari.gross@startribune.com

First report

Joe Weiers went 4-for-4, scored two runs and drove in another, pacing a 13-hit New Prague attack to lead the Trojans to an 12-7 victory over Rogers in the Class 4A semifinals Saturday at CHS Field

Teammate Collin Dorzinski went 3-for-5, drove in three runs and scored a run for New Prague (18-8), which will play for a baseball state championship for the first time in school history.

The loss concluded Rogers’ remarkable postseason run. The Royals entered the playoffs with a 7-13 record but won five consecutive games to reach the state semifinals.

Check back later for more on the game.

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