CHASKA, Minn. – For the second straight Minnesota Class 1A state baseball tournament game, a New York Mills hitter stepped to the batter’s box in the bottom of the seventh inning with a chance to win the game. Thursday night it was right fielder Damon Tumberg. On Friday, third baseman Tucker Skoblik came to bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning against Chatfield, with the game tied at 5. He didn’t even need to swing the bat. Gophers pitcher Nate Skare walked Skoblik on five pitches.
CHASKA, Minn. – The undefeated New York Mills baseball team traveled to the Twin Cities Wednesday night, three wins away from the elusive Minnesota Class 1A state championship that’s evaded the Eagles the past three years. But on Thursday, the three wins took a back seat to the three-run deficit the Eagles faced against Ely. Game. Perfect season. State championship.