Grand Rapids baseball holds off Mahtomedi late, advances to Class AAA semifinals

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Grand Rapids baseball survived a seventh inning push by third seeded Mahtomedi to claim victory in the Class AAA Minnesota state baseball quarterfinals Tuesday.

After starting over an hour late around 6:30pm due to heat, with temperatures reaching over 90 degrees in the metro area, the Thunderhawks would go on to beat the Zephyrs 2-0 at the Chaska Athletic Park. Click here for the game summary.

The win marks redemption for Rapids who fell to Mahtomedi in the 2021 state championship game 20-3.

The Thunderhawks will now advance to face No. 2 Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the semifinals Wednesday at 2:30pm. For the full bracket, click here.