High school baseball: Forest Lake wins section with 2-0 win over Anoka

Class 4A, Section 7 Championship, Forest Lake vs. Anoka (6-6-24)

A wild ending resulted in Forest Lake punching a ticket to the state baseball tournament with a 2-0 win over Anoka Thursday afternoon.

***Click the video box above to view extended highlights from this game.***

Forest Lake scored the first run of the game during their first trip to the plate. An RBI double from Logan Mueller put the Rangers up 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning.

Forest Lake made it a 2-0 game in the bottom of the fourth with a sac-fly.

This game ended in dramatic fashion. Top of the seventh inning, Forest Lake lead 2-0, but Anoka put together a threat. With runners on first and third, a sac-fly down the left field line resulted in both runners tagging up.

Anoka thought they made it a 2-1 game, with a runner on second with two outs, but Forest Lake appealed the runner leaving early from first base and won the appeal, taking away the run, and ending the game.

With the win, Forest Lake advances to the state tournament for the first time since 2017.

For more information on the state baseball tournament, click here.