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Class 1A: Badger/Greenbush-Middle River knocks off defending champion New York Mills

By Star Tribune, 06/06/19, 3:45PM CDT


The Gators' 8-4 victory puts them in the championship game against Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian, which defeated Randolph 5-1..

New York Mills’ two-year run as state champions came to an end Thursday.

Badger/Greenbush-Middle River scored seven runs in the final three innings to beat the Eagles 8-4 in the semifinals.

In the other semifinal, Gabby Buckridge hit a two-run homer in the top of the sixth inning, breaking a one-all tie and leading Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian to a 5-1 victory over Randolph.

Buckridge and Jazzy Prins each had two hits and scored two runs. Winning pitcher Sierra Van Dyke threw a complete game five-hitter.

In the quarterfinals, New York Mills defeated South Ridge 6-1 and Badger-Green Bush/Middle River claimed a 4-2 victory over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown-Elysian. In other bracket, Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian won 6-2 against New Ulm Cathedral while Randolph defeated Isle 10-2.

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