FF 13U Babe Ruth wins statePublished 9:49am Monday, July 30, 2012
After this weekend, the Fergus Falls 13U Babe Ruth team can claim one thing — they are state champs.
Fergus was able to outlast Aitkin in a two game state title showdown to claim the Minnesota 13U state title Sunday.
Aitkin was able to take the first game of the championship as they edged Fergus 8-7.
The 13U team saw Sean McGuire lead them at the plate as he went 2 for 4 with two RBI.
The gloves were off in game two as the winner of the double elimination tournament claimed the state title.
Fergus did not falter in their second chance to claim the coveted prize as they won 6-2.
The Fergus team trailed by a run, but a big five-run third inning put the 13U on top 5-1.
Aitkin threatened in the sixth with no outs and runners at first and second, but Fergus third baseman Peter Johnson dugout a grounder to start a 5-4-3-2 triple play to take the wind out of the Aitkin sails.
McGuire got the win for Fergus going the distance and recording five Ks.
Brody Barry was flawless from the plate going 3 for 3 in the Fergus victory.