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It was evident this year's Class 3A tournament field was well-matched after each quarterfinal game was decided by a single run.
That parity, along with some big-time performances from up and down the lineups, helped three teams — state champion Mahtomedi, runner-up Rocori and third-place finisher New Ulm — secure three selections on the Class 3A all-tournament team.
Austin Jerylo, Leo Bustos and Jamie Berg were Mahtomedi's selections.
Jerylo held Rocori scoreless for six innings in the championship game to help the Zephyrs secure the title. He was also crucial in a 3-2 quarterfinal win over Grand Rapids, in which he retired the final three batters with a runner on third to keep his team's title dreams alive.
Bustos earned the win against the Thunderhawks and also was 2-for-2 against Alexandria in Mahtomedi's 1-0 semifinal victory.
Berg drove in the Zephyrs' first run and scored another against Grand Rapids.
Jack Steil, Mason Primus and Brandon Gill led the Rocori with three hits apiece in the tournament, helping the Spartans reach their fifth state title game and earning each all-state honors.
Tyler Roufs, Andrew Peters and Hunter Ranweiler were selections from New Ulm.
In Class 2A, Grant Mergen of Maple Lake was named to the all-tournament team after going 6-for-10 and tallying a tournament-best six RBI. His performance, along with those of teammates and fellow all-tournament selections Cole Trager and Ben Goelz — who each finished 5-for-10 at the plate in the tournament — propelled the Irish to a state title.
Heritage Christian Academy's Seth Halvorsen solidified his selection on the Class 1A all-tournament team by hitting two home runs and striking out 16 batters against Sleepy Eye in the championship game to secure the Eagles their first state crown.
Drew Gilbert played hero in the Class 4A title game by throwing a shut out for Stillwater. He also led the Ponies in the tournament with six total bases.
Scroll down to view the all-tournament teams.
|Collin Denk||Pitcher/Outfielder||12||Lakeville North|
|Seth Miller||Pitcher/Third Base||12||Blaine|
|Alex Wilde||Outfielder||12||St. Michael-Albertville|
|Paxton Thompson||Infielder/Pitcher||12||St. Michael-Albertville|
|Mason Nadolney||Third Base/Pitcher||12||Minnetonka|
|Seth Yeatman||Infielder||12||Red Wing|
|Teddy Lillico||Catcher||12||Red Wing|
|Tyler Roufs||Pitcher||12||New Ulm|
|Hunter Ranweiler||Catcher||12||New Ulm|
|Andrew Peters||Pitcher/Shortstop||12||New Ulm|
|Mason Primus||Pitcher/Catcher||12||Rocori, Cold Spring|
|Brandon Gill||Pitcher/Outfielder||12||Rocori, Cold Spring|
|Jack Steil||Shortstop||10||Rocori, Cold Spring|
|Austin Jerylo||Pitcher/Third Base||12||Mahtomedi|
|Nathan Leitner||First Base||11||Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton|
|Joseph Linton||Outfield||12||Minnehaha Academy|
|Peter Hansen||Infielder/Pitcher||11||Duluth Marshall|
|Carter Sullivan||Outfielder/Pitcher||11||Duluth Marshall|
|Ben Pedersen||Pitcher/Infielder||11||Duluth Marshall|
|Grant Mergen||First Base/Pitcher||12||Maple Lake|
|Cole Trager||Shortstop/Pitcher||12||Maple Lake|
|Ben Goelz||Outfield/Pitcher||11||Maple Lake|
|Mason Lane||Infielder||10||South Ridge|
|Joey Janke||Infielder||11||South Ridge|
|Travis Yohnke||First Base||11||Parkers Prairie|
|Hunter Haggenmiller||Pitcher Hunter||12||Parkers Prairie|
|Avery Stevens||Pitcher/Infielder||12||Sleepy Eye|
|Jacob Berg||Pitcher/First Base||11||Sleepy Eye|
|Carter Brinkman||Outfielder||12||Sleepy Eye|
|Jonny Flynn||Shortstop/Pitcher||10||Heritage Christian Academy, Maple Grove|
|Seth Halvorsen||Shortstop/Pitcher||12||Heritage Christian Academy, Maple Grove|
|Taylor Brodersen||Maple Grove Pitcher/Catcher/1B||11||Heritage Christian Academy,|
Tag(s): Home South Ridge Red Wing New Ulm Alexandria Rocori Willmar Maple Lake Paynesville St. Cloud Cathedral Hinckley-Finlayson Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Minnehaha Academy Grand Rapids Minnetonka Wayzata Duluth Marshall Mahtomedi South St. Paul Heritage Christian Jordan St. Michael-Albertville Sacred Heart Blaine Parkers Prairie Eastview Lakeville North Mounds View Stillwater Caledonia Rushford-Peterson Sleepy Eye Wabasso Class AAAA Class AAA Class AA Class A Class AAAA Class AAA Class AA Class A Class AAAA Class AAA Class AA Class A