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Behind MLB-Draftee Hentges, Mounds View Repeats Class AAA Baseball Title

Updated: 06/17/2014 10:02 PM
Created: 06/17/2014 7:08 PM KSTP.com
By: KSTP Sports

Sam Hentges pitched a complete game 5-hitter at Target Field to power Mounds View to back-to-back State Baseball Championships as the Mustangs beat Eden Prairie 9-0.

Hentges - whom the Cleveland Indians selected in the 4th round of the MLB Draft a week and a half ago - threw all seven innings, allowing just the five hits and striking out eight.

Click the video box on this page to see extended highlights from the Class AAA State Championship game and postgame interviews with the victorious Mustangs

Hentges' gem of an outing stood up thanks to an 8-run sixth inning for the Mustangs offense that blew the game open.

Mounds View had been clinging to a 1-0 lead after Callahan delivered an RBI triple in the first inning.

Joe Frederickson and Hentges each had three hits in the game.  

With the win, Mounds View becomes the first team to repeat as big-class State Champions since Minnesota prep baseball moved to three classes.

The game was initially schedule to be played Saturday was postponed twice, to Monday then to Tuesday, due to inclement weather.


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