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Mankato West survives Alexandria Area, advances to Class AAA championship

Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 6:24 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2022 at 6:49 PM CDT
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CHASKA, Minn. (KEYC) - The top-seeded Mankato West baseball team overcame trouble in the first inning to take down Alexandria Area 3-2 in the Class AAA semifinals on Wednesday at Chaska Athletic Park.

The Scarlets looked to senior ace Tanner Shumski in relief when Zander Dittbenner allowed two runs in the top half of the first inning. From there, Mankato West scored three-unanswered runs to survive the Cardinals and advance to the Prep Series Championship at Target Field.

The Mankato West baseball team secures its spot in the Class AAA Minnesota State Baseball...
The Mankato West baseball team secures its spot in the Class AAA Minnesota State Baseball Championship at Target Field with a come-from-behind victory over Alexandria Area.(KEYC)

The Scarlets will square off against Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the Class AAA championship at 4 p.m. on Friday at Target Field.

In St. Cloud, Fairmont defeated Rochester Lourdes to clinch a spot in the Cardinals’ first state championship game since 2014.

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