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Mounds View claims second straight state championship


Mounds View won their second straight Class 3A Minnesota State High School League Baseball Tournament with a 9-0 win over Eden Prairie, at Target Field.

The game was postponed twice by weather, which gave Mustang ace Sam Hentges four days rest, after he started and picked up the win in the Mustangs first round tournament win.

The Mustangs lefty didn't disappoint either. He went the distance, scattering five hits and striking out eight, to lead Mounds View to the victory, and their back-to-back 3A championship.

Hentges also threw six innings of shutout baseball in Mounds View's first round win over Elk River. After capturing the state championship, he faces a big decision. Hentges was drafted by Cleveland in the fourth round of last week's Major League Baseball draft.

According to the Pioneer Press, he is planning to meet with the Indians this week, in Cleveland.

The game was better than the 9-0 score would indicate. Mounds View scored one run in the bottom of the first inning and maintained that lead until the bottom of the sixth, when they jumped on Eden Prairie for eight runs.

Eagles' starter Corey Binger took the loss. He gave up seven runs, six earned in 5 1/3 innings.

Hentges helped his own cause, he was 3 for 3, an RBI and two runs scored. Joe Frederickson also had three hits and Charlie Callahan drove in a pair of runs on two hits.

Mounds View finishes the season at 21-6, while Eden Prairie finishes 20-7, with the loss.

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