McKayla Armbruster was one of three Faribault players selected to the Class 3A all-tournament team. Photo by Shari L. Gross, Star Tribune • firstname.lastname@example.org
Faribault and North Branch made their first state tournament appearances memorable by climbing into the Class 3A title game, and with a 2-0 victory over the Vikings, the Falcons captured their first state championship.
Each team also earned three all-tournament team selections, which were announced following the state tournament. The all-tournament teams are selected by coaches attending the event.
Faribault's McKayla Armbruster was dominant in all three games, pitching a no-hitter in a quarterfinal win over Bemidji and allowing one hit to North Branch in the title bout. Both were complete-game shutouts for the junior, as she finished the tournament with a 0.33 ERA, 37 strikeouts and one walk.
Bre Bresnahan went 3-for-9 and drove in three runs and Allison Schak hit a tournament-best two home runs while going 7-for-11 at the plate in three games. The pair round out the Falcons' contingent who earned the honors.
North Branch pitcher Sam Pederson also turned heads at the tournament, finishing with a 0.39 ERA, 27 strikeouts and two walks. Cassandra Sinn and Amber Yoch proved their worth at the plate: Sinn hit 5-for-9 and Yoch went 4-for-10. Both players brought in three runs in the tournament.
Scroll through the tables below to see who was selected to this year's all-tournament teams.
|Evette Morgan||Utility Player||11||Bemidji|
|Erin Powers||First Base||12||Holy Angels|
|Cassandra Sinn||First Base||12||North Branch|
|Sam Pederson||Pitcher||12||North Branch|
|Amber Yoch||Second Base||12||North Branch|
|Autumn Reid||Outfielder||10||Forest Lake|
|Madi Meduna||Outfielder||11||Park of Cottage Grove|
|Saren Croker||Catcher||11||Park of Cottage Grove|
|Shelby Schabacker||Third Base||12||Park of Cottage Grove|
|Isabel Northrup||Pitcher||11||Winona Cotter|
|Shelby Bloemendaal||Pitcher||12||Pipestone Area|
|Mandi Miller||Outfielder||11||Pipestone Area|
|Mackenzie Brey||Pitcher||11||St. Peter|
|Olivia Stevens||Third Base||10||St. Peter|
|Shelby Paul||Leftfielder||10||St. Peter|
|Calli Maki||Pitcher||12||Maple Lake|
|Katie Goelz||Rightfielder||10||Maple Lake|
|Olivia Paumen||Third Base||10||Maple Lake|
|Sarah Mohr||Shortstop||9||New Ulm Cathedral|
|Rhiana Roberts||Pitcher||12||New York Mills|
|Allison Stafki||Third Base||12||New York Mills|
|Tiffany Thompson||Catcher||10||New York Mills|
|Sierra Van Dyke||Pitcher||11||Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian|
|Gabby Buckridge||Pitcher/Rightfielder||10||Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian|
|Jessa Nibbelink||Centerfielder||11||Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian|
Tag(s): Home Badger-Greenbush-Middle River Faribault Winona Pipestone Area St. Peter Rocori Maple Lake Randolph Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Hayfield Bemidji Edina Hill-Murray Benilde-St. Margaret's Buffalo North Branch Centennial New York Mills Sebeka Carlton Esko Edgerton/SW MN Christian Lakeville North Shakopee Forest Lake Park of Cottage Grove Stillwater Winona Cotter New Ulm Cathedral Holy Angels St. Agnes Annandale Class AAAA Class AAA Class AA Class A Class AAAA Class AAA Class AA Class A Class AAAA Class AAA Class AA Class A