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Thursday's state championship games set after 2 days of dramatic semifinals

The four championship games will be played Thursday in Minneapolis.

Target Field will be the place to be for fans from all over Minnesota hoping their team wins a state championship in high school baseball. 

Here's the Thursday, June 20 state championship schedule at Target Field. 

  • 10 a.m. - #1 BOLD vs. #2 New York Mills (Class 1A)
  • 1 p.m. - #1 Duluth Marshall vs. #2 Minnehaha Academy (Class 2A)
  • 4 p.m. - #3 St. Thomas Academy vs. #5 Benilde-St. Margaret's (Class 3A)
  • 7 p.m. - #5 East Ridge vs. New Prague (Class 4A)

Here's how each team advanced. 

Class 4A

None of the top-four seeds reached the championship as No. 5 East Ridge stunned defending champion and No. 1 Stillwater 6-5 in eight innings on Saturday, and unseeded New Prague defeated unseeded Rogers 12-7. 

Stillwater went on to beat Rogers 3-2 in the third-place game while other top seeds – No. 2 Blaine, No. 3 Hopkins and No. 4 Mounds View were all knocked into the consolation bracket with first-round losses. 

East Ridge will play New Prague in the championship game at 7 p.m. Thursday. 

Class 3A

The title game is set for 4 p.m. Thursday as No. 3 St. Thomas Academy will take on No. 5 Benilde-St. Margaret's. The Cadets and Red Knights advanced to the title game with semifinal wins over No. 1 Monticello and unseeded Austin, respectively. 

Austin defeated Monticello 5-1 to take third place. 

Class 2A

The top two seeds will play for the 2A championship at 1 p.m. Thursday at Target Field as No. 1 Duluth Marshall and No. 2 Minnehaha Academy each won semifinal games on Friday. 

Duluth Marshall advanced to the championship game thanks to a walk-off, two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to beat No. 5 Paynseville 3-2. Minnehaha Academy avoided any drama with a 9-1 victory over unseeded St. Peter in the semifinals. 

Paynesville defeated St. Peter 6-0 to win third place. 

Class 1A

No. 1 BOLD got a late home run to beat Sebeka in the quarterfinals and then won in dramatic fashion with a walk-off run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth to beat No. 5 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg in the semifinals. 

The game was tied 6-6 through six innings before KMS took an 8-6 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the eighth. BOLD had to score three runs in the bottom of the eighth to win it. 

BOLD will face No. 2 New York Mills in the title game Thursday at 10 a.m. New York Mills, state runner-up in 2004 and 2014, advanced to the championship game with a 5-1 win over Sacred Heart, which went on to beat KMS in the third-place game. 

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