Sleepy Eye Back in State Tourney for First Time Since 2000
The seventh seeded Sleepy Eye baseball team upset their way to the Section 2A title last week.
KEYC News 12 Sports Rob Clark tells us what's behind the Indians success.
"It's a lot of fun, it's a good time of year, program wide this is huge for us. It's been 18 years since we've been there. A lot of these kids weren't even born yet, so this is quite an accomplishment for the program."
"It means a lot to me, my cousins played on that team 18 years ago, and that was the last time we were there, and we won it that year, hopefully the same thing goes for this time around, but it means a lot to me."
The Indians are coming off a dominant section tournament where the squad outscored opponents 21–8 and also handed the BOLD Warriors their only two losses of the season.
"BOLD was a great team, I mean it sucks to see teams like that and even a couple other in our section that may have had a shot at winning other sections. We played solid defense, got energy from that, and the hits came rolling behind, and it worked great for us."
"It's nice when guys can come through and play well at the right time. Pitchers are throwing strikes, and that's what we need right now this time of the year."
The Indians earned a two seed in this year's state tourney and will battle the Jaguars of Hinckley-Finlayson Thursday at Chaska.
First pitch is set for three. We'll have highlights on KEYC News 12.