State champs! That was the title earned by a group of baseballers from Sibley East this past weekend. The young Wolverines captured top honors in the Minnesota Baseball Tournament (MBT) 13 & Under Class AA State Tournament played in Lakeville.
The team from Sibley East won six of seven games of the weekend. Four of those contests were decided by one run.
In pool play, Sibley East won big over Red Wing while nipping Eden Prairie 3-2 in extra innings. Sibley East’s lone loss in pool play was a 9-8 setback to Lakeville South.
Sibley East then cruised into the championship game with victories over Mendota Heights, Mankato and Eastview. In the championship game, Sibley East tipped Northfield 8-7.
The thrilling weekend caps the season for the Sibley East team which also won a tournament at Silver Lake. The team, which fields several 12-year-olds, finishes with a record of 16-5.