BOLDS pitcher Jordan Sagedahl sprinted past third base en route to an inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning of the Class 1A championship game against New York Mills on Thursday at Target Field. Photo: ELIZABETH FLORES • firstname.lastname@example.org
Watching the baseball he smacked roll to the right-center field wall, BOLD junior Jordan Sagedahl figured he would reach third base.
Getting waved home instead gave him a thrill.
So Sagedahl kept running, stumbling for just a moment rounding third base. A headfirst slide into home dirtied his white pants and red jersey on a day he was otherwise spotless against New York Mills.
Sagedahl’s inside-the-park home run and complete-game shutout highlighted an 8-0 victory for BOLD in the Class 1A state championship game Thursday at Target Field.
The Warriors (20-5), who represent Bird Island-Olivia-Lake Lillian District School District, won their first title since 2013.
About the only thing not going Sagedahl’s way was losing a no-hitter when New York Mills (21-5) designated hitter Abe Carlson singled to lead off the top of the seventh and final inning.
A one-hitter and an inside-the-park home run by Jordan Sagedahl highlighted an 8-0 victory for BOLD in the Class 1A state championship game Thursday at Target Field.
Sagedahl led the Warriors (20-5) to their first title since 2013. His fifth-inning home run started with a sharp line drive into the gap in right-center field. The ball rolled to the wall and Sagedahl never broke stride to give BOLD a 2-0 lead.
The Warriors broke the game open with six more runs in the sixth inning.
New York Mills (21-5) designated hitter Abe Carlson broke-up Sagedahl’s no-hit bid with a single to lead off the top of the seventh and final inning.
BOLD, based in Olivia, also incorporates students from Bird Island and Lake Lillian.
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