Heritage Christian pitcher Seth Halvorsen (8) hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, his second of the Class 1A championship game against Sleepy Eye on Saturday at Target Field. Photo: AARON LAVINSKY • firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Christian Academy senior Seth Halvorsen looked right at home at Target Field.
The Minnesota Twins’ 30th-round draft pick became the first high school player to hit two home runs at the stadium. And he threw a five-hit shutout, leading the Eagles to their first state championship with an 8-0 victory over Sleepy Eye on Saturday in the Class 1A finals.
Halvorsen went 3-for-3 with four RBI and four runs scored.
“I think the Twins made a mistake,” Heritage Christian coach Jon Ledeboer said. “They should have offered him more money.”