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Twins draft pick settles in at Target Field, leads Heritage Christian to 1A title

By RON HAGGSTROM, Star Tribune, 06/16/18, 4:15PM CDT


Pitcher Seth Halvorsen became the first prep player to hit two homeruns at the stadium. He also had 16 strikeouts en route to an 8-0 shutout.

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 • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

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.”

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